Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse
Default Judgments and Civil Rule 55
Running an Efficient, Effective Law Practice
Assistant Vice President, Health Affairs/Compliance,
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Partner, Jones Day and Beth S. Rosenbaum,
Of Counsel, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Megan P. Frient
Associate Counsel, Law Department,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
A panel of health law experts and practitioners will present on topics in their fields and discuss the future of health law compliance after the passage of the national health care law.
Topics and presenters include:
Creating a Health Care Compliance Program: Debby Troklus, Assistant Vice President, Health Affairs/Compliance, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Ms. Troklus is the Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs/Compliance for the University of Louisville Health Science Center. She provides ongoing operational management for all compliance functions at the Health Science Center. Ms. Troklus currently serves on the board of the Health Care Compliance Association and was President in 2000. She also serves on the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and is the current president for the Compliance Certification Board. Ms. Troklus has extensive experience in the compliance arena, including program implementation, auditing, investigations and training and development. Specifically, she has worked in decentralized environments to develop centralized compliance initiatives. Ms. Troklus has also worked with the government to bring together compliance officers and physicians in roundtables to promote a working partnership in the area of compliance.
Counseling on Health Care Compliance Issues: Steve Sozio, Partner, Jones Day and Beth S. Rosenbaum, Of Counsel, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Mr. Sozio's practice involves the representation of businesses, health care organizations, and their employees during investigations by federal and local governmental authorities for potential criminal charges; prosecuting and defending civil actions on behalf of clients involved with allegations of fraud, false claims, and other business-related wrongdoing; and advising health care and corporate clients regarding compliance issues to avoid governmental sanctions. Since joining Jones Day, Mr. Sozio has represented corporations, hospitals, and executives that were the subjects of investigations by federal and local grand juries and/or regulatory agencies involving alleged health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, SEC and securities fraud, HUD fraud, FDA actions, prevailing wage violations, import/export issues, federal campaign contribution violations, and economic espionage. He also has conducted many internal and external investigations on behalf of boards of directors and senior management
Ms. Rosenbaum focuses her practice on health care matters, including assisting clients in licensure and certification, state and federal regulatory compliance and commercial business transactions. She is experienced in providing corporate training in the areas of health care regulatory compliance and in employee practices. As former general counsel for a nursing home operator, Ms. Rosenbaum is also well-versed in handling corporate counsel and employment matters.
Complying with Health Care Regulatory Laws: Megan P. Frient, Associate Counsel, Law Department, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Megan P. Frient is Associate Counsel in the Law Department of the Cleveland Clinic. She represents the Cleveland Clinic in connection with government and regulatory matters, such fraud & abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid billing and payment matters, licensing and privacy issues. Ms. Frient also specializes in antitrust law and counsels the Cleveland Clinic on a variety of antitrust issues, including joint ventures, clinical integration, joint purchasing and pricing issues.
Moderator: Gwendolyn Roberts Majette, Assistant Professor, C|M|LAW
Professor Majette received her JD from the George Washington University School of Law, and her LLM in Global Health, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown she was also a Global Health Law Scholar. Professor Majette worked on health care issues on Capitol Hill. She was a Legislative Fellow with a senator on the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, where she worked on Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Reform Policy. She also analyzed and reviewed Medicare policy as a Fellow with the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representative. Professor Majette frequently consults on health care matters for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Internationally, she has spoken with South African academicians and government officials regarding the strengths and weakness of their health care delivery system.
No preregistration required - register at the door.
The program will be followed by a reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the atrium.
Donna K. Coker
Professor of Law
University of Miami School of Law
The Story of Wanrow: The Reasonable Woman and the Law of Self-Defense
Professor Donna Coker, a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence law and policy, will discuss the case of State v. Wanrow, which is frequently cited as the first "women's self-defense" case. In 1973, Yvonne Wanrow was convicted of second degree murder for killing a man who had attempted to molest her son. The Supreme Court of Washington reversed her conviction in a ground-breaking opinion in which the court held that the jury instructions violated Wanrow's right to equal protection of the law by using language that suggested Wanrow's conduct should be measured against a reasonable man standard. In her lecture, Professor Coker will explore the issues of gender and mens rea in the context of this seminal case.
Coker is a Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. Her widely respected scholarship focuses on three major areas: the connection between economic vulnerability and domestic violence; restorative justice and other alternative criminal justice interventions; and gender and criminal law doctrine.
Professor Coker has a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an M.S.W. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Before entering law school, she worked in the domestic violence field for ten years.
Ariana R. Levinson
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis
School of Law
Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: The Quest for Balanced Interests
Technological innovations that permit intensive monitoring continue to be developed for deployment in the American workplace. While workplace law previously offered some protections for employee privacy, the legal rights and duties of both employers and employees have become increasingly murky as the newer technologies have been adopted. Some employers are disciplining and terminating employees based on information uncovered by monitoring via GPS surveillance, email and Internet use, and cellular phone data. Professor Levinson, a preeminent scholar in the field of workplace privacy, will explore the interests at stake for both employers and employees and the reasoning in recent judicial opinions that have developed this branch of privacy law. She will also identify some nonjudicial remedial approaches, including legislation and labor arbitration, that offer opportunities to fashion an appropriate balance of interests.
Center for Constitutional Rights
The lecture has been canceled for this spring. If it is possible to reschedule in the fall semester, the new date and time will be posted here.
The Honorable Deborah L. Cook
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
During this annual event, students participating in the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Program will prepare for the national moot court competition by presenting their arguments before a panel of distinguished jurists. In addition, the participating jurists will provide a brief seminar on appellate advocacy. The Moot Court Board of Governors will also present its 7th Annual Alumni Recognition Award.
During this year’s Moot Court Night, students will argue a fictional case regarding the enactment of a city ordinance that requires employers to pay a minimum amount on healthcare expenditures for each hour an employee works. Under the ordinance, employers whose expenditures fall short of the required amount have to pay the difference to the city. A business association representing the city’s largest employers won a preliminary injunction to block the ordinance and the city is now seeking to reverse this ruling. The issues on appeal concern the appropriate standard to be applied by a court when deciding a motion for preliminary injunction and whether the ordinance is preempted by ERISA.
American Bar Association Section of Litigation Civil Right to Counsel Fellow, Public Justice Center
Managing Attorney, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Senior Attorney, Ohio Poverty Law Center
What happens when you don't have an attorney in a child custody case? A deportation case? An eviction case? Unlike criminal cases, there is no across-the-board right to counsel in all civil cases. This event explores the growing civil right to counsel movement nationally and in Ohio
Sponsored by The Northeast Ohio Lawyer Chapter and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society along with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.