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Mintz Attorneys Karen S. Lovitch and Thomas S. Crane to Present at Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council Program

Karen S. Lovitch, a Member and Practice Leader of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and Thomas S. Crane, also a Member of the firm’s Health Law Practice, will speak at a program presented by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council entitled, “The Nuts and Bolts of the Sunshine Act Regulation.” The session will take place on Tuesday, February 26 in Waltham, MA.

“The Nuts and Bolts of the Sunshine Act Regulation” seminar will provide an overview of the Sunshine Act and give practical insights into compliance implementation issues. Ms. Lovitch and Mr. Crane’s presentation is entitled, “Review of Sunshine Act Reporting Regulations.” Cara T. Laurello, Director of Corporate Compliance & Ethics at Covidien, will also speak at the seminar.

Ms. Lovitch’s practice involves counseling health care clients on regulatory, transactional, and operational issues, including Medicare coverage and reimbursement, the development and implementation of health care compliance programs, and licensure and certification matters. In addition, Ms. Lovitch advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements. Her experience includes the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark law, and the False Claims Act.

Mr. Crane is nationally recognized for his experience with fraud and abuse. Practicing in Boston and Washington, DC, he advises national and local clients on structuring complex strategic affiliation arrangements and transactions to comply with the applicable fraud and abuse laws as well as the variety of other regulatory requirements to meet today’s health reform challenges. His work in defending clients against anti-kickback, Stark Law, false claims, and whistleblower allegations includes litigation, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).

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.