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Colin Kass, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Webcast

New York, NY, October 28, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Colin Kass, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Antitrust Immunity to Healthcare Collaborations: The Interplay Between State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement Authority Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for November 5, 2015 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Colin Kass

Colin Kass is a partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Antitrust Group. An experienced antitrust and commercial litigation lawyer, Colin has litigated cases before federal and state courts throughout the United States and before administrative agencies. His practice involves a wide range of industries and spans the full-range of antitrust and unfair competition-related litigation, including class actions, competitor suits, dealer/distributor termination suits, price discrimination cases, criminal price-fixing investigations, and merger injunctions. Colin also has extensive experience dealing with the FTC and DOJ in obtaining clearance for competitively-sensitive transactions and handling anti-competitive practices investigations. His practice also includes counseling clients on their sales, distribution, and marketing practices, strategic ventures, and general antitrust compliance.

About Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer is a leading global law firm focused on creating value. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 700+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, we are recognized not only for our legal excellence, but also our dedication to client service. Our clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. We also represent individuals in transactions and other matters. We have U.S offices New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, Boca Raton and New Orleans, as well as international offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and São Paulo.

Event Synopsis:

Recently, New York amended its Partnership Plan and authorized the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) plan to reform, improve, and reduce the cost of the state’s Medicaid system. Furthermore, New York’s Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) regulations allow for state supervision of collaborative health care programs, and require the Department of Health to consult with the New York Attorney General before conferring antitrust immunity.

In April 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a letter to the New York State Department of Health expressing 'strong concerns' about state regulations offering antitrust immunity to some healthcare collaborations under their supervision. The FTC is concerned that granting COPAs to these entities would permit anticompetitive conduct without effective antitrust review.

This reflects the FTC’s continued opposition to State grants of immunity from federal antitrust laws, and its intent to challenge anticompetitive transactions.

This webinar will describe recent state legislative efforts to confer antitrust immunity on selected health care providers and analyze the economic trade-offs behind coming up with effective regulation that will encourage collaboration among healthcare providers while minimizing risk of anticompetitive behavior. The objective is to provide an interesting and important insight into the interplay between state and federal oversight of the healthcare industry.

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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 for an event, please visit:
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