Resume – Health Care

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Columbia Law School — J.D. 1977, New York, New York

  • “Columbia Journal of Transnational Law,” Editor 1976-1977 and Member 1975-1977); Recognition of Achievement with Honors, Parker Program in International and Foreign Law; Columbia University International Fellow.

Stanford University — A.B. with Distinction 1973, Palo Alto, California

  • Departmental Honors in Political Science

HEALTH CARE LAW EXPERIENCE:

Over the past thirty-five years has represented a variety of healthcare entities, including professional associations, a hospital, medical device manufacturers, a major drug wholesaler and several providers. For over a decade has represented physicians and dentists in general corporate law, labor and employment matters, purchasing practices and real estate transactions.  Has also advised a hospital in peer review committee proceedings and represented various health care entities in a wide range of litigation matters., including successfully defending two dental associations in an antitrust lawsuit challenging an insurer’s usual, customary and reasonable payment policies.

HEALTH CARE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE:

As an arbitrator, mediator, settlement conference officer or temporary judge, has presided over dozens of health care matters involving medical and pharmaceutical malpractice actions, payor-provider and provider-patient disputes, insurance matters and employment discrimination cases.   Has been associated with the American Arbitration Association for over twenty-five years and serves on a number of other panels, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and the federal and state courts.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING:

Over  600  hours  of  alternative  dispute  resolution  training programs.

Among the more relevant programs are the following:

American Arbitration Association:
2016 Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy Conference; Advanced Training in Health Care Mediation; Advanced Training in Health Care Mediation; AAA Healthcare Payor– Provider Arbitration Rules—Orientation for AAA Healthcare Neutrals; Mediator Workshop; Commercial Arbitrator Training, Advanced Case Management Issues; Basic and Advanced Training in Practice and Procedures in Commercial and Construction Arbitration.

American Health Lawyers Association:
Health Care Arbitration; Arbitration and Mediation in the New Health Care Universe; Health Care Arbitration Practice Tips from Three Perspectives: The Arbitrator, In- House Counsel and Outside Defense Counsel

Association for Conflict Resolution, Harvard University–Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative and American Arbitration Association:
Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys:
CSHA Hearing Officer Training Program (2017); CSHA Online Hearing Officer Training, 2014 Update; CSHA Online Hearing Officer Training, 2012

Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution:
Advanced Mediation Practice; Basic Refresher Course and Cross-Cultural Skills in Mediation; Pro Se Dynamics in Mediation; Mediating the Litigated Case

United States District Court, Central District of California:
Advanced Mediation Practice (annually since 2010.