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Susan M. Nash, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery to Speak at KC’s Strategies to Deal with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 20, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Susan M. Nash, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Strategies to Deal With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.” This event is scheduled for September 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “Health Reform Bill”) has been the subject of significant legal and policy debate since it was enacted in April 2010. The legislation has been both hailed as an important victory in the battle to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare in the United States, and challenged as unconstitutional and ineffective in reducing medical costs and otherwise incenting choice and value in medical care and services. Amidst this debate, legal and business strategies for dealing with the aspects of Health Reform that have been, or soon will be, implemented are often left in the background.

These strategies are critical for ensuring compliance and optimizing business performance as PPACA rolls out. No matter how the broader policy or legal debate resolves, entities affected by PPACA must consider the Act’s impact on reimbursement, cost protection, and other day-to-day operational issues.

About Susan Nash

Susan M. Nash is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Susan focuses her practice primarily on the area of health and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, other federal laws affecting group health plans and the Internal Revenue Code.

She has represented a wide variety of clients in negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and in contracting with HMOs and third-party vendors for welfare plans. She also has extensive experience working with employers, vendors and health plans to design and implement a variety of health and welfare plans, with a focus on medical, prescription drug, dental, disability, mental health benefits, cafeteria plans; and consumer-directed health plans, such as health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts.

Susan is chair of the McDermott Will & Emery Welfare Benefit Plan practice and a member of the Firm's Consumer Directed Health Care practice. Susan is also a member of McDermott's HIPAA task force and has counseled a wide variety of group health plans on compliance with HIPAA's privacy, security, portability and nondiscrimination requirements.

About McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a leading international firm with a diversified business practice. Currently numbering 1,000 lawyers, it has 16 offices worldwide and a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

The firm has over 75 years of experience serving a broad range of client interests. McDermott understands the issues faced by corporate decision makers because many of its lawyers have held key government and in-house positions.

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