Health Law and Policy Summit

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:00 AM12:00 PM
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Health Law and Policy Summit 2022

Health Law & Policy Summit

Unblurring the Lines in Healthcare: Understanding Key Legal Issues for Operations and Transactions and for the Delivery of Care

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
New York State Judicial Institute
78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY

Video Recording of the Program

CLE Materials


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Changing Times, Changing Practice: Navigating the Healthcare System

Steven J. Chananie, Esq., Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin

9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.  
Transacting for Change: Understanding the Unique Issues in Today's Health Care Deals (1.5 Practice)
Panelists will discuss the lifecycle of a transaction and the legal implications for lawyers and professionals working in the field, including mergers and acquisitions, care delivery modes, compliance, and enforcement.

James Toomey, Climenko Fellow & Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School

Steven J. Chananie, Esq.
, Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin
Linda Martin, JD, Chief Compliance Officer, CareOne Management, LLC & Affiliates
Dale C. Van Demark, Esq., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Delivery of Patient Care: Understanding Current Ethical and Legal Issues (1 Practice and 0.5 Ethics)
Panelists will discuss current issues in patient care, including lack of access to care, long-term care workforce issues, and end-of-life rules.  Panelists will also address bioethical issues related to technological advancements in reproductive and genetic technologies.

James Toomey, Climenko Fellow & Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School

Barbara L. Atwell, Esq., Associate Professor of Law and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Lauren H. Breslow, Esq., Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Margaret “Gretchen” M. Flint, Esq., Professor of Law Emeritus, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks


James ToomeyJames Toomey
Climenko Fellow & Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School

Professor James Toomey is currently a Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and will join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law in the Fall of 2022.

Professor Toomey's scholarship focuses on health law, bioethics, and elder law, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and leading peer-reviewed bioethics journals. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Cornell University. After law school, Toomey clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


Barbara AtwellBarbara Atwell
Associate Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Professor Atwell is a health law professor and scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law whose work on public health has been published in multiple scholarly publications. Professor Atwell also serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Haub Law. Early in her career, Professor Atwell clerked for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and subsequently joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. as an associate. Additionally, Professor Atwell helped draft and edit Cable Franchising and Regulation: A Local Government Guide to the New Law. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS), the Board of the Nyack Housing Authority and Share Hope.

Lauren BreslowLauren Breslow
Adjunct Professor, Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Professor Breslow teaches Bioethics at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Lauren previously served as Executive Director of The Sohn Conference Foundation, a New York City-based public charity that funds pediatric cancer research. She is the co-founder of Philanthropy Advisory Group, a consultancy that helps philanthropists and foundations make strategic grants, advising on grants management, operations, compliance, board governance, and succession planning, especially in the areas of medical and scientific research. She serves on the Institutional Review Board at The Rockefeller University as well as Tri-SCI Embryo Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, which reviews qualifying research at three institutions: Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, and The Rockefeller University. Her prior legal work includes serving as Assistant General Counsel for the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, and a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara S. Jones of the Southern District of New York.  In 2022, Lauren was honored with the NYSBA Empire State Counsel Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award for her anti-eviction work with the Legal Services of Hudson Valley.

Steven J. ChananieSteven J. Chananie
Special Counsel, Sheppard Mullin

In his practice, Steven Chananie has represented numerous healthcare providers, assisting his clients in navigating the often complex and evolving healthcare regulatory environment. Mr. Chananie has a deep knowledge of and experience with state and federal regulatory issues, including, among others, state corporate practice of medicine prohibitions, fee-splitting rules, federal and state exclusion rules, and state and federal compliance program requirements. Mr. Chananie has also developed expertise in the intricacies of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, documentation and coding issues, including traditional hospital reimbursement systems and more. Mr. Chananie was previously an Adjunct Professor of Law at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University who taught Heathcare Lawyering Skills, and currently serves on the Haub Law Board of Visitors.

Margaret M. (Gretchen) FlintMargaret M. (Gretchen) Flint
Professor of Law Emerita
, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Professor Flint has a long and distinguished career in health law and human rights, previously serving as the Executive Director of John Jay Legal Services and faculty supervisor of the Equal Justice America Disability Rights Clinic at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. In this role she oversaw the clinic caseload, which involved significant issues of health law, such as denials of access to health care, Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid and Medicare. Professor Flint currently serves as the Faculty Director of the Pro Bono Scholars Program and teaches Elder Law. Prior to joining Pace, Professor Flint was director of the Elderly Project of Volunteers of Legal Service and Managing Attorney of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. She has taught in the clinical programs of New York Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Linda MartinLinda Martin
Chief Compliance Officer, CareOne

Linda Martin is an adjunct professor who teaches healthcare compliance at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is the Chief Compliance Officer at CareOne, where she champions the compliance efforts and oversees the regulatory affairs of the organization & its affiliates. Prior to joining CareOne she was Executive Vice President and Corporate Director of Legal Affairs for Aging in America, a non-profit based in the Bronx, NY. Ms. Martin began her career at the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation.  She then worked for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later became Area Administrator for NY Dialysis Management responsible for operations at the Montefiore Dialysis Centers. She previously served on the Board of Directors at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and the Stellaris Hospital Network, a 4-hospital system serving Westchester County, NY.

Dale C. Van DemarkDale C. Van Demark
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

With his robust experience in health system affiliations, joint venture transactions, cross-industry collaborations, and the development of new healthcare delivery models, Dale Van Demark works at the forefront of strategic transactions and digital health matters in the health, life sciences and technology industries. As a sought-after legal, strategic and policy advisor, he is well-informed on integrating information technology into healthcare and has worked with clients in the realms of delivery of care, life sciences research and development, and artificial intelligence. Mr. Van Demark serves as a co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery’s Digital Health practice and is on the advisory council for the Children’s Health Fund. Mr. Van Demark is an Adjunct Professor of Law, at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he teaches Healthcare Lawyering Skills.


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Update 5-17-22 - Please note: In-person registration has closed, but attendees can still join virtually via Zoom - passcode: 347716. Please note Continuing Legal Education Credits are not available to attendees that have not previously registered.  CLE Materials.


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