Mintz Levin Attorneys Christi Braun and Daria Niewenhous to Speak at AHLA Program on Healthcare Accountable Care Organizat

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mintz Levin attorneys Christi Braun, the newest Member in the firm’s Antitrust and Federal Regulation Practice, and Daria Niewenhous, a Member in the Health Law Practice, are presenting at the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association program, “Nuts and Bolts of Accountable Care: ACOs and Beyond,” to be held on March 29 in Baltimore, MD.

The conference will examine the process of making an Accountable Care Organization legal, and all of the requirements therein, including structural alternatives, governance, antitrust considerations, fraud and abuse issues and more. Ms. Niewenhous, who is the current chair of the AHLA ACO's Task Force's Substantive Law Committee on State Law Issues, is speaking on “State Law Challenges,” and Ms. Braun, who is chair of the AHLA ACO's Task Force's Antitrust Committee and co-chair of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, will present on “Antitrust Issues.”

Ms. Braun, who recently joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, is a nationally-prominent health care antitrust lawyer. Her practice focuses on counseling health care clients on matters involving antitrust compliance, business transactions, clinical integration, and litigation of antitrust and other commercial matters. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a staff attorney with the Federal Trade Commission. She has represented clients in antitrust litigation in federal and state courts and in antitrust investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and several state attorneys general. She routinely represents physicians, hospitals, ancillary care providers, independent practice associations, physician-hospital organizations, pharmacy services administrative organizations, trade associations and insurers.

Ms. Niewenhous, who practices in the firm’s Boston office, represents a variety of healthcare clients, including health systems and hospitals, nursing homes, home care providers, assisted living facilities, emergency medical transport providers, clinics, clinical laboratories, and sole and group practitioners. She advises clients in areas such as general corporate matters, fraud and abuse, risk management, contract negotiation, regulatory matters, licensing and certification issues, medical staff issues, and compliance including privacy and security of health information. Ms. Niewenhous also represents individuals before professional licensing boards, including the Boards of Registration in Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. In 2008, she was recognized as an Outstanding Hospital Lawyer by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

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