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Paul R. DeMuro, Partner of Latham & Watkins LLp to Speak at KC’s Event on Healthcare Finance Update 2009 on 03/26/2009

New York, NY, December 24, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Paul R. DeMuro, Partner, of Latham & Watkins LLp will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “Healthcare Finance Update 2009: How to Cope With Bad Debt, Shrinking Charity & Reimbursement Level,and Expense Management”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on March 26th, 2009, Thursday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Although better positioned than most industries, Healthcare is not immune to the woes which are plaguing the rest of the economy. Healthcare Finance Executives face many challenges in '09 including: bad debt, shrinking charity care, federal reimbursement shortfalls, and expense management issues. Many are hopeful that a new president and administration will make changes to help alleviate these fiscal maladies though all are preparing for the worst.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help Healthcare professionals cope with all of these issues. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour Healthcare Finance webinar. The panel will present their findings, which include “Best Practices” in a two-hour Live webinar.

About Paul R. DeMuro

Mr. DeMuro is a partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Latham & Watkins. He is a CPA with an MBA in Finance who has practiced corporate and health care law since 1979. Mr. DeMuro has practiced extensively in the areas of corporate transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate organization, governance, finance, healthcare district law and regulatory compliance. He also practices in the areas of Medicare reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance and managed care. Mr. DeMuro primarily represents hospitals, health systems, physicians, physician groups, physician practice companies, integrated health systems, managed care organizations, e-health care and health care technology companies, and ancillary providers, including laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, DME companies, clinics, home health agencies, etc., commercial lenders and investment banks in health care transactions and in internal investigations.

Mr. DeMuro has delivered throughout the world numerous presentations on health care issues and has delivered more than 300 presentations on a national and regional basis over the last few years. This coming year, among his many other presentations, he will be presenting at the ABA Health Care Fraud Institute in Phoenix on Foundations of Health Law.

Mr. DeMuro is listed as a leading California Healthcare lawyer in Chambers and Partners USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2007 and 2008. Chambers characterized him as having “brilliant awareness of issues that can affect the healthcare sector and issues relating to healthcare organizations.” LawDragon named Mr. DeMuro to its 2007 “500 Leading Deal Makers in America,” and its 2005 “500 Leading Lawyers in America” list. He is listed as one of the leading healthcare lawyers by Expert Guides. He was listed as an “Outstanding Healthcare Transactional Attorney” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News (2003 and 2006) and has been listed in Who’s Who In the World, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers. Mr. DeMuro also has been named one of the top 40 health care attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal and in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Health Care.

Education: JD, Washington University (St. Louis), 1979; MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1986;BA,University of Maryland College Park, 1976 summa cum laude

About Latham & Watkins Llp

With more than 2,300 attorneys in 28 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, including nearly 100 healthcare and life sciences attorneys, Latham has specific experience with the nuanced regulations that govern the healthcare and life sciences industries, including those related to fraud and abuse, FDA regulations, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, healthcare regulatory requirements, HIPAA, privacy regimes, financing regulation, tax exemption, ICH standards, managed care law, licensing, international coverage and reimbursement, rules of advertising and co-promotion, and clinical trials in the US and Europe

For more information about Paul R. DeMuro, and Latham & Watkins LLp, please visit:

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register for an event, please visit:

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