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Elizabeth P. Papez, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP to Speak at KC’s Strategies to Deal With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 25, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elizabeth P. Papez, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Strategies to Deal With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act.” This event is scheduled for June 14, 2011 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 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 haled 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.

Strategies to Deal With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act LIVE Webcast is a must-attend for healthcare professionals, health policy directors, health executives, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and others who are interested in developing practical strategies to deal with healthcare reform. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and regulators to discuss the fundamentals and updates regarding this topic.

About Elizabeth Papez

Elizabeth Papez is a litigation partner and member of Winston & Strawn LLP’s nationwide appellate and critical motions practice who regularly works and speaks on matters related to PPACA implementation and enforcement. Based in Washington D.C., Ms. Papez has extensive private and public sector experience litigating high-profile matters and counseling clients on the legal and strategic aspects of complex business and compliance issues in a broad range of regulated industries including healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Winston, Ms. Papez served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. While at the Department of Justice, Ms. Papez advised the Attorney General and principals at the White House and Executive Branch agencies on legislative, regulatory, and enforcement matters concerning financial regulation, national security, intellectual property, and anti-fraud initiatives that directly affect the day-to-day operations of healthcare and other regulated entities.

In addition to handling legal strategy on all phases of high-stakes counseling, regulatory and commercial matters, Ms. Papez has briefed appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts across the country and argued cases in several circuits on behalf of private clients and the United States.

About Winston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. Winston serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sector. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of the Firm's resources enable it to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.

Lawyers in Winston’s Washington, D.C.-based Healthcare Practice regularly analyze and structure clients’ corporate relationships to comply with federal and state civil and criminal fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Law, Stark Law, False Claims Act, and laws governing civil monetary penalties, gainsharing, fee splitting, and corporate practice of medicine laws. They also provide regulatory, legislative, and transactional assistance to a wide variety of healthcare clients, including hospitals, primary care physician groups, physician hospital organizations, nursing homes, and privately and publicly held companies including private equity firms and investment banks. Lawyers in the Healthcare Practice also work with the Firm’s broader Litigation Department to assist healthcare clients in federal administrative proceedings and statutory and enforcement challenges in federal district and appellate courts.

For more information about Elizabeth Papez, the Firm’s Healthcare Practice, and Winston & Strawn LLP please visit: http://

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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