Former Homeland GC co-chairs Health Care Fraud Institute
4:46 pm, December 4th, 2012
Atlanta attorney Joe Whitley, a former U.S. Attorney in Atlanta and Macon and former general counsel of the U.S. Homeland Security Department., is co-chairing a Health Care Fraud Institute on Dec. 13 for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the State Bar of Georgia.
Whitley, who chairs Greenberg Traurig’s white collar practice in Atlanta, is co-chairing the day-long health fraud institute with Paul Murphy, a former U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Georgia who is now a partner at King & Spalding.
Topics will include the future of federal and state health care fraud initiatives, recent developments under the federal False Claims Act (also informally known as the whistleblower statute), the government’s increasing focus on quality of care and medical necessity, contractor audits, and the conduct of in-house counsel and corporate executive with health care providers.
Speakers include federal prosecutors from the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, including Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Berne and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Chartash, chief of economic crimes, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Caldwell III, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Baker, deputy chief of the economic crimes section, all of the Northern District of Georgia. James Durham, assistant U.S. attorney of the Southern District of Georgia and G.F. “Pete” Peterman, assistant U.S. attorney of the Middle District of Georgia will also speak.
Among the former federal prosecutors speaking are Joseph Burby IV of Bryan Cave, King & Spalding partner Catherine O’Neil, Craig Gillen of Gillen, Withers & Lake and Richard Deane of Jones Day, former U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Georgia.
Other speakers and panelists include Jay Mitchell, executive vice president and general counsel of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, Stephen Petrovich, senior vice president and general counsel of Ardent Health Services in Nashville, and a number of attorneys from firms in Atlanta and Washington.
The luncheon speaker will be Edward Tarver, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
The seminar is worth 6.5 CLE hours, including one ethics hour and 4 trial practice hours. For more information, or to register online, go to http://www.iclega.org/schedule.html