Discussing Chapter 180

12/16/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
The BBA Tax Exempt Organizations Section is proposing revisions to MGL Chapter 180. This brown bag will provide an introduction to Chapter 180 and look at areas of the law that need updating, including conforming to Chapter 156D and related amendments....
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Strategies in Life Sciences Collaborations

12/11/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Experts who lead efforts to sponsor research, enter joint R&D, license technology and otherwise fill pharmaceutical pipelines will discuss strategies, risks, and war stories in an informal setting. ...
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CLE - Federal Grants: What You Need to Know About the New OMB Rules

Learn everything you need to know about the upcoming changes the new OMB "Super Circular". Our panel will cover the requirements of the current guidance documents that govern federal grants, what grantees--including nonprofits, universities, and hospitals--need to do to get ready for the new rules, and how to assist your clients in doing so....
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Is It All About the Money?: 10 Lessons on Fair Market Value from Halifax and Other Recent Cases

The current compliance landscape is changing rapidly as a result of a volume of recent judicial and regulatory activity around healthcare transactions. Attendees will learn about this recent activity and how it affects the healthcare climate....
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U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas Visits 16 Beacon Street

09/23/2014 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
The Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012. However, the Pentagon also reports that as few as 13.5% of sexual assaults are reported. Please join us for a program featuring Representative Niki Tsongas, who has been fighting against military sexual assault since she was elected to Congress in 2007. A reception will follow. The program is the first of a two part series to raise awareness of this critical issue....
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CLE - Medicare Hot Topics: Payment, Audit, and Enforcement

Be up-to-date in the current issues in Medicare. Learn the status of Medicare payment, audit, and enforcement....
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CLE - Medicare Liens and Their Impact on Litigation

Attend this program to learn the nuts and bolts of how to deal with Medicare liens from the start to finish. As the law and procedures in this area continue to evolve, attorneys need to keep abreast of recent developments....
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Medical Marijuana and the Rules of Professional Conduct: May an Attorney Ethically Represent a Marijuana Client in a Non-Criminal Context

06/05/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The implementation of medical marijuana laws in 20 states and the District of Columbia, despite the federal prohibition against marijuana sales and use, has given rise to a host of legal issues facing a range of stakeholders in this emerging industry. One such issue for attorneys is whether or not they may ethically represent medical marijuana-related clients given current federal statutes. This program will analyze the relevant Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct in the context of such representation, and look to solutions proposed by other state Bar organizations....
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CLE - Meet the Privacy Officers

05/16/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Come spend the morning with this thoughtful, active group of Privacy Officers including Commissioner, Julie Brill of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. You will hear about the challenges they face, how they spend their days and what they think about the future of privacy. You also will learn the latest in hot topics such as the “internet of things”, emerging issues in geolocation tracking and cybersecurity, and how their companies leverage the mobile ecosystem....
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CLE - Health Care Fraud 2014

This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from the State regulatory agencies as well as defense and in-house practitioners who will speak to a wide variety of current Health Care Fraud issues....
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Expecting the Unexpected: How Preparing for a Marathon Helped a City Face Tragedy

05/02/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Every year the city of Boston prepares for one of the biggest races in the world. On April 15, 2013, no amount of preparation could have prepared the City for the bombs that went off on Boylston Street. Join us on May 2nd as we hear about how marathon preparation enabled the City to respond quickly to the unexpected events of April 15th, how the ensuing manhunt and investigation affected the normal operations of the City and BIDMC, and how reaching out to the community and beyond helped those affected get the legal and medical help they needed....
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CLE - Managing Mismanagement: Fraud, Misconduct, and Conflicts of Interest in the Research Realm

Allegations converning fraud, misconduct, and conflicts of interest in connection with grants and clinical research frequently surface in the news. Such events can not only result in sanctions and lasting harm for the reputations of institutions and individual researchers; dealing with these issues costs time and money. Our panel of experts will examine the latest cases concerning fraud and misconduct, how to prevent them, and how to deal with them when they do occur....
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Boston Health Lawyers Young Professional Networking Reception

04/02/2014 - 06:00PM to 08:00PM
AHLA and the Boston Bar Association are hosting a Young Professionals Networking Reception in the Boston area. All interested young professionals and students are encouraged to attend. Those in attendance can look forward to hearing from: Lois H. Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission; Lois D. Cornell, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel at Tufts Health Plan; and Jan Murray, Partner at Foley & Lardner. ...
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The Ins and Outs of Cyber Insurance

03/06/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
What is “cyber insurance” and does my client need it? How do I find a policy that’s right for my client? How will it come into play if my client has a data breach? Come learn about these issues and more....
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Cultivating Local, Healthy Food: Urban Agriculture Initiatives & Pro Bono Opportunities

Community residents, municipal leaders, and state agencies are working to increase access to healthy and affordable food in Massachusetts’ urban centers. Speakers at this brown bag panel will discuss the recently approved Boston Zoning Code Article 89 permitting urban agriculture, the role of lawyers in supporting residents engaging in urban / small scale - community based farming, and associated pro bono and public service opportunities available for attorneys interested in supporting urban agriculture efforts....
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Non-Traditional Career Paths for Lawyers in Health Care

02/24/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
In this panel discussion, attorneys who have taken health care-related career paths outside of the general counsel’s office in areas such as human recourses, facility and program administration and safety and security discuss how their law degree has paved the way for the road less obviously traveled....
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CLE - Health Care Reform and Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: A Legislative Update - REGISTRATION CLOSED

This program will offer attendees an in depth look at the obligations their institutions or clients will be responsible for under Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012....
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Representing Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress: What Everyday Attorneys Need to Know

01/29/2014 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
This program will educate attorneys regarding both the challenges and misconceptions when serving clients with post-traumatic stress. The panel will include attorneys who regularly counsel veterans as well as well as individuals that have served in significant combat operations....
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AGO Public Charities Division

01/28/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
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