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Mintz Attorney Karen S. Lovitch to Speak at American Clinical Laboratory Association Annual Meeting

Karen S. Lovitch, Practice Leader of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is participating in a panel discussion at the American Clinical Laboratory Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting, “Leading the Conversation on Diagnostic Innovation and Value.” The meeting is taking place Thursday, March 3 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lovitch and her co-presenter, Bill Jordan, Partner, Alston & Bird, are speaking on the panel entitled, “Enforcement and Compliance Issues Facing Laboratories.” Tim Sharpe, Vice President of Compliance, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, will moderate the panel.

The American Clinical Laboratory Association is a not-for-profit organization created in 1971 which offers members the benefits of representation, education, information and research. The 2016 annual meeting will feature presentations from members of Congress, CMS, and FDA, as well as commercial payors and experts on compliance and enforcement issues and the role of health care in upcoming elections.

Ms. Lovitch’s practice involves counseling health care clients on regulatory, transactional, and operational issues. In addition, Ms. Lovitch advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements and sales and marketing practices. Her experience includes matters related to the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, state statutes prohibiting kickbacks and self-referrals, and the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act. Ms. Lovitch specializes in the representation of laboratories and diagnostics companies.

Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.