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William Sarraille with Sidley Austin LLP to Speak at KC’s Managing the Margins: A Case Study on Winning the Battle with Pricing Incentives and Maintaining Compliance

William Sarraille, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP to Speak at KC’s Managing the Margins: A Case Study on Winning the Battle with Pricing Incentives and Maintaining Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 05, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William Sarraille, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Managing the Margins: A Case Study on Winning the Battle With Pricing Incentives and Maintaining Compliance.” This event is scheduled for March 22, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

In today’s changing and competitive pharmaceutical market, creative contract pricing scenarios are a necessity. However, the significant number of pricing variables faced by manufacturers quickly surpasses what manual systems can accurately or efficiently handle. High volumes of chargeback submissions and complex, multi-tier, conditional rebate structures undermine profitability by eroding margins and introducing compliance vulnerabilities. In this customer case study, Revitas will join forces with thought leaders from Deloitte Consulting and Sidley Austin LLP to explore the contracting issues that the client faced to effectively and precisely manage chargeback and rebate obligations. This case study will explore:

• How to identify chargeback and rebating exposures
• Why you are probably losing more money on margin than you realized
• Best practices for eliminating weak links in the pharmaceutical value chain
• The benefits of an end-to-end solution for contracting, pricing, and compliance needs

About William Sarraille

Bill Sarraille is a senior member of the Healthcare Practice group and a nationally-recognized lawyer in healthcare law. Mr. Sarraille concentrates on a variety of healthcare matters, including pharmaceutical price reporting, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and audits, coverage and coding, issues related to the marketing and promotion of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, internal investigations, clinical research issues, Anti-Kickback Law analyses, healthcare acquisitions and due diligence, compliance program audits, managed care matters, administrative litigation, legislative matters, privacy and security, coverage for new devices and services, and the defense of healthcare criminal and False Claims Act matters. Mr. Sarraille has defended clients in some of the largest healthcare fraud investigations brought by the U.S. Government.

About Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm. With approximately 1700 lawyers, we provide a broad range of services to meet the needs of large and small businesses across a multitude of industries, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

Sidley is recognized for service and responsiveness. For the third consecutive year, and each year since the survey’s inception, Sidley has received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Sidley was also named the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in both Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets Law. BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only three firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and was number one in three of those years. We have also been widely recognized for our pro bono and diversity programs.

We have a global footprint with offices in 18 cities: Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

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