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Mintz Attorney Laurence J. Freedman to Speak at American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on Fraud & Abuse in the Sales and Marketing of Drugs

Laurence J. Freedman, a Member of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is moderating a panel discussion at the 15th Annual Advanced Forum on Fraud & Abuse in the Sales and Marketing of Drugs presented by the American Conference Institute (ACI). The panel is being held on March 13 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Freedman’s panel is entitled, "The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute: Identifying Enforcement Priorities.” Panelists will address recent litigation and settlements in Anti-Kickback Act cases brought by the Department of Justice, as well as the changing landscape with respect to coupons and co-payment assistance to making medication more affordable to customers while avoiding the potential landmines of Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act violations.

ACI’s 15th Annual Forum on Fraud and Abuse in the Sales and Marketing of Drugs will once again provide a forum for compliance professionals and attorneys to engage with top government enforcers, and benchmark with peer in-house doyens and senior compliance executives. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in high-level discussions and analysis of the most recent decisions, settlements and guidance to help ensure their marketing compliance protocols remain up-to-date in this unparalleled time of government scrutiny and examination.

Mr. Freedman’s health care and life sciences litigation practice focuses on defending clients against fraud allegations and investigations under the False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. He is highly experienced in representing clients against actions brought by federal and state agencies including the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG), the United States Attorneys’ Offices, and state OIGs and Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs).

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.