Epstein Becker Green’s National Labor and Employment Practice to Host Its Annual Summit on Health Employment and Labor “HEAL” to Discuss Issues Affecting the Business of Health Care

What: Health reform, administrative agency policies, and recent judicial decisions have created new liabilities for companies operating in the health care and life sciences industry. At this full-day program, Epstein Becker Green's attorneys representing the Labor and Employment, Health Care and Life Sciences, and Corporate Services Practices will address the labor and employment issues health care and life sciences companies may face during these challenging times and offer practical advice and solutions.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Where:  National Press Club
529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20045
Time: 7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Program
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Reception

Program Schedule:



8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Introductory and Opening Remarks: Jay P. Krupin; and Lynn Shapiro Snyder

Health Care Industry Panel: David Matyas, Moderator;
Richard Parr, HCR ManorCare; Craig Wilson, EMSC; and
Kim Bixenstine, University Hospital

One Year After PPACA and the Labor and Employment Implications: David Green

Independent Contractors and Wage-Hour Concerns in the Health Care Environment: Betsy Johnson; Patrick Brady; and Evan Rosen

Increase in Unionization and the Impact of the New NLRB: Jay P. Krupin; Jim Frank; and Steve Swirsky

Meet the Panelists

12:20 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Bret Baier, Host Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier"

Whistleblowers: Guidelines Under Health Reform: Allen Roberts; Jeff Landes; and George Breen

Significant Developments in Employment Discrimination Matters in Health Care Facilities: Frank Morris; Amy Traub; and Kerry Parker

Government Contracting and OFCCP Considerations and Defenses: Stuart Gerson; Thomas Cox; and Kristie Smith

Purchase and Sale of A Health Care Entity: Labor and Employment Implications: David Garland; Ana Salper; and Kathy Lofft

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Registration: For additional information about the HEAL Summit and to register, contact Elizabeth Gannon at (202) 861-1850 or at [email protected]. You can also register on the Epstein Becker Green website.

Media: If you are a member of the media and would like to attend the HEAL Summit, or would like to schedule an interview with an Epstein Becker Green labor and employment attorney, contact Marichelli Hughes at (202) 861-1872 or at [email protected].

About Epstein Becker Green's HEAL Group:

The Health Employment And Labor (HEAL) Group at Epstein Becker Green unites the firm's two premier, national practices — Health Care and Life Sciences, and Labor and Employment — to help health care and life sciences clients address the many challenges they face in the labor and employment area. Our cross-disciplinary legal and regulatory experience enables us to provide clients with comprehensive solutions to complex employment problems, especially those created by the health reform legislation of 2010 and new government policies.

About Epstein Becker Green:

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 10 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The Firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services, hospitality, and energy industries, among others, representing entities from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.