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Albany - The Upstate New York Health Care Fraud Symposium

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York presents: 

The Upstate New York Health Care Fraud Symposium

Friday, September 30th, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided
Sponsored by Albany Law School’s Health Law Society and Online Graduate Programs

Albany Law School
Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Virtual Option Available Via Zoom

CLE Credits: 3 Professional Practice Credits Available

Registration

Attendee List

The Upstate New York Health Care Fraud Symposium will take place on Friday, September 30, 2022, at Albany Law School, in Albany, New York.  This symposium – which is free of charge and open to the public – is intended to educate lawyers, the medical community, and the public about health care fraud, diversion of prescription drugs from the authorized market to the criminal market, and related law enforcement priorities in upstate and central New York.
 
The Symposium will include panel discussions about identifying, reporting, and combatting health care fraud and prescription drug diversion. The panels will include Assistant United States Attorneys from the Northern District of New York in both the Criminal and Civil divisions, representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Administration, private insurance plans, and leading lawyers who practice in these fields. 

Panelists will also discuss the federal False Claims Act, which is the primary civil enforcement tool used to combat health care fraud and which has been used to recover billions of dollars for taxpayers in recent decades, and provide tips for attorneys interested in filing or defending False Claims Act actions initiated by the government or whistleblowers.

Agenda

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alicia Ouellette '94, Dean, Albany Law School
Hon. Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Identifying and Investigating Health Care Fraud: Government and Private Sector Perspectives
Moderator: Michael D. Gadarian, Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York
Panelists:
Brian Jacob, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Lara Hodge, Special Agent, HHS-OIG
Todd Williams, Director, Special Investigations Unit, CDPHP

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Use of the False Claims in Health Care Fraud Investigations and Litigation 
Moderator: Adam J. Katz, Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York
Panelists:
Erica B. Hitchings, Partner, Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC
Geoffrey R. Kaiser, Senior Counsel, Rivkin Radler LLP

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch
 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Prescription Drug Diversion 
Moderator: Christopher R. Moran, Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York
Panelists:
Linda J. Clark '91, Partner, Barclay Damon LLP
Cristina Russo, Diversion Investigator
Drug Enforcement Administration 

2:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks 
Elizabeth C. Coombe, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York
Kelsey Shaffer '23, Albany Law School’s Health Law Society

Information about Health and Safety:

This event will occur indoors. At this time, all invited guests to campus must be fully vaccinated and have at least one eligible booster shot. Albany Law School's COVID-19 policy can be found here

Parking:

Free parking will be available at Albany Law School . To enter the lot, use Holland Ave.

CLE Information

This CLE will be available both in-person and via Zoom (link will be sent in confirmation email). 

Albany Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York.  This program has been accredited as a source of continuing legal education credit for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys in New York State. (3 Professional Practice). For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472-5888. 

Accommodation

We welcome requests for accommodation due to a disability.  Please contact Albany Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.

Note

New York State Continuing Legal Education Board regulations state that credit shall be awarded only for attendance at an entire course or program, or for attendance at an entire session of a course or program.  No credit shall be awarded for attending a portion of a course or a portion of a session.

Primary Contact

Adam J. Katz Assistant United States Attorney