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James E. Looper, Jr., Partner with Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C to Speak at KCís Legal Series: Medical Malpractice Explored Live Webcast on July 31, 2012

New York, NY, July 13, 2012 --( James E. Looper, Jr., Partner, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Legal Series: Medical Malpractice Explored Live Webcast.” This 2 - hour event is scheduled on July 31, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

For more information about this event and to register, follow:

Event Synopsis:

The continued move toward implementing the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has drawn considerable discussion regarding the state of our healthcare system. A part of this discussion has been in regard to the impact that medical malpractice liability has on the delivery and cost of healthcare services.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key thought leaders and experts to help make sense of the most important issues revolving around medical malpractice liability. Among the key issues to be discussed will be:

A Financial Perspective

- An overview of the current costs, including the distribution of costs to attorneys, insurance overhead, and patients
- A background on medical malpractice liability funding
- An overview of medical malpractice insurance market
- A review of historical financial results of medical malpractice insurers
- The potential impact of PPACA on medical malpractice

A Litigation Perspective – Protecting Your Doctors and Insureds

- Hot issued medical malpractice cases
- Understanding what it takes to prove negligence on the part of medical professional and health care providers – What has been breached on the standard of care
- Critical skills involved in defense strategies - Fact gathering and analyzing records
- Effective trial preparation and pointers
- Tactics for successful settlement negotiations
- Up to the minute regulatory updates

About James E. Looper, Jr.

James Looper attended law school at Mercer University, where he was elected to numerous Moot Court teams and served on the Board; served on Law Review; and was elected to the National Order of Barristers. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Looper attended graduate school in pharmacology and medical school. Upon graduating law school in 1996, Mr Looper began a general litigation practice in Dalton, Georgia. In 1999, Mr. Loper moved to Atlanta and joined Hall Booth Smith & Slover, PC where he began to focus his practice on medical issues. In 2006, Mr. Looper relocated to Hall Booth Smith & Slover’s Nashville office where he serves as the office’s managing partner.

James Looper’s practice is centered on medical related issues, complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution and health care. Mr. Looper has numerous jury trials in Georgia and Tennessee.

In addition to being an experienced litigation, Mr. Looper understands and appreciates alternative dispute resolution. As a Rule 31 certified mediator in Tennessee, Mr. Looper is available to help you resolve your case outside the court room.

Mr. Looper routinely speaks at a number of continuing education programs and is involved in several professional organizations. In addition, Mr. Looper is actively involved in the community serving on the board of the Wang foundation for Sight Relief and the Hospital Hospitality House. In
2011 and 2012, he served as the Chairman of the Board of the Hospital Hospitality House.

In addition to participating in several practice groups, Mr. Looper currently serves as the assistant chair of the firm’s medical malpractice practice group and the managing partner of the Nashville office. He has received numerous awards including being listed as one of the leaders in Tennessee health care by The Nashville Medical News. He has also been listed as a premier health care attorney. Mr. Looper is also peer review rated AV with Martin Hubbell.

About Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C

Celebrating our 22nd year in business in 2011, Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C. (HBSS) delivers quality legal services in a variety of practice areas. Experience across legal disciplines combined with a focus on the unique business or personal requirements of the client is the hallmark of the firm. Our clients receive the attention, expertise, and cost-effectiveness of a smaller law firm with a full-service and strong regional presence typical of a large law firm.

At HBSS, we have the highest commitment to excellence in serving our clients. Our mission is “To ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation in a personally satisfying firm environment.” Our promise - “Serving to Achieve Excellence”

Selected as one of Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work” in 2008, 2010, and 2011, HBSS is the only true "state- wide" law firm in Georgia, with six offices strategically located throughout the state. In addition, the firm maintains regional offices in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC as well as an international office in Tbilisi, Country of Georgia. With over 200 attorneys and staff members, HBSS provides the highest quality legal services to individuals, governmental bodies and agencies, and businesses of all sizes.

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

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts 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.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
Therese Lumbao, Director
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