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Arent Fox LLP
Marc Fleischaker is chairman emeritus of Arent Fox. He maintains an active legal practice in a number of areas, including trade association representation, environmental law, antitrust law, litigation, and civil rights law. Marc serves as counsel to national trade and professional associations and foundations in the fields of automotive parts, grain handling and export, higher education, credit counseling, and domestically produced athletic and waterproof plastic and rubber footwear. Marc joined Arent Fox in 1971.
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Ninez A. Ponce
UCLA School of Public Health
Ninez A. Ponce, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health and a senior research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. As Co-Principal Investigator of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2001 and 2003, she led the efforts in the measurement of race/ethnicity, acculturation, physician-patient communication, and discrimination. She is also a member of UCLA/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research.
Jean C. Hemphill
Ballard Spahr LLP
Jean C. Hemphill is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Health Care Group. Ms. Hemphill concentrates on general corporate, health care, employee benefits, and nonprofit law. She represents academic medical centers, medical schools, health systems, physician practice groups, clinical laboratories, social service agencies, pension and welfare plans, employers, business groups, and other entities involved in health, retirement, and social service issues. Before joining Ballard Spahr in 1997, Ms. Hemphill was Vice President and General Counsel of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She continues to serve as General Counsel for the Board and as legal counsel to numerous other denominational benefits programs.
Northwest Health Law Advocates
Janet Varon is the founder and Executive Director of Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA), an organization dedicated to improving access to affordable health care. She coordinates the statewide legal advocates' Medical Assistance Work Group and the Healthy Washington Coalition’s Low-Income Populations Committee. In addition to serving on the NHeLP Board, she is a member of the Washington Medical-Legal Partnership Advisory Board. She previously chaired the state’s Medical Assistance Advisory Committee and served on the Governor’s Certificate of Need Task Force. Before starting NoHLA, Janet worked for 13 years as a staff attorney at Evergreen Legal Services, handling public benefits cases. Janet is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School. She is the proud mother of two daughters and sings with the Seattle Labor Chorus.
Community Service Society of New York
Elisabeth Benjamin is vice president of health initiatives at the Community Service Society supervising health policy, health advocacy and the Community Health Advocates (CHA). She also is a co-founder of Health Care for All New York Campaign (HCFANY), a statewide coalition of over 150 organizations devoted to securing affordable, quality health care for all New Yorkers. Prior to coming to CSS, Ms. Benjamin directed the Reproductive Rights Project at the New York Civil Liberties Union, founded and directed the Health Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society and worked as a health law attorney at South Bronx Legal Services. Ms. Benjamin also worked overseas in various community health and hospital projects in India, the Philippines, Morocco, and Tunisia and on several public health missions to Iraq.
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Reed Smith LLP
Dan Cody is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group at Reed Smith LLP, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law in San Francisco, California. Prior to transferring to San Francisco in 2003, Dan resided in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Dan's practice encompasses a wide variety of health law matters, including regulatory, fraud and abuse, privacy, and transactional practices. Dan has counseled and advised health care clients concerning complex Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage issues.
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Robert B. Greifinger
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Robert B. Greifinger is a correctional health care policy and quality management consultant. Dr. Greifinger is Professor (Adjunct) of Health and Criminal Justice and Distinguished Research Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Dr. Greifinger has published extensively in the area of correctional health care. He is a frequent speaker on public policy, communicable disease control and quality management in corrections.
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Disability Rights California
Marilyn Holle is a Senior Attorney with Disability Rights California, California’s protection & advocacy program assisting persons with disabilities. She previously worked at the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School. Her areas of expertise include access to health care and attendant care and to other government benefit programs.
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Arnold & Porter LLP
Robert Weiner is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP’s Business Litigation practice group. He rejoined Arnold & Porter LLP in 2012, having served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice since 2010. At DOJ, he oversaw the defense of the new healthcare law from the outset of litigation through the arguments at the Supreme Court, handled sensitive negotiations involving bank secrecy, and dealt with difficult issues as they arose in areas ranging from antitrust and financial reform to national security and Congressional investigations.