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    August Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute: Register by Aug. 13 for Early-bird Savings

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    July 5, 2012 – The premier State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Health Law and Labor & Employment Law Institute comes to Wisconsin Dells, Aug. 23-24. Earn up to 11 CLE credits and choose from 10 breakout sessions, five plenary sessions, and a luncheon program with keynote speaker former Gov. Jim Doyle.

    Breakout Sessions

    • Menu for a Healthy Health Care Organization – Presenters John Fisher, Ruder Ware LLSC, and Lisa Gingerich, von Briesen & Roper S.C., will present strategies for meeting the corporate compliance requirements unique to the health care industry and discuss how to reduce stress on compliance officers and general counsel.

    • Hot FLSA Issues Today David C. Zoeller and William E. Parsons, both of Hawks Quindel S.C., and Kendall W. Harrison and C. Wade Harrison, both of Godfrey & Kahn S.C., will explore relevant topics under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that are the focus for burgeoning and expensive litigation in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

    • Fraud & Abuse Primer – Health lawyers face a challenging web of federal legislation governing financial relationships among hospitals, physicians, their patients, and other beneficiaries and referral sources, including the anti-kickback statute, the Stark physician referral prohibitions, and various civil monetary penalty laws. David J. Edquist, von Briesen & Roper S.C., and Robert M. Charles, Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., compare and contrast these laws in a manner that identifies common themes and key distinctions and provide an essential roadmap attorneys can use in advising their clients.

    • Restrictive Covenants in Employment – Learn how to draft non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements so they are enforceable in Wisconsin. Presenter Sara J. Ackermann, Ruder Ware LLSC, will also address frequently asked questions.

    • HIPAA and HITECH – Where are we now? – Health Law Section Chair Adam J. Tataj, Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C., surveys recent developments in the implementation and enforcement of the HIPAA privacy and security rules, as well as the provisions of the HITECH Act.

    • Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims: The New Claim du JourNola H. Cross, and Larry Johnson, both of the Cross Law Firm S.C., and Laura A. Lindner and Jason Plowman, both of Littler Mendelson, will review legislative decisions and regulatory developments such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act that expanded the rights and remedies available to would-be whistleblowers. The presenters will discuss the sharply divided views on the application of key elements of these protections nationwide.

    • Where Medical Staff Privileges Meet Employment LawChristopher J. Johnson and Kevin L. Keeler, both of Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky S.C., explore the difficult intersection between medical staff bylaws and peer review procedures with the overlapping myriad labor and employment laws and regulations that must be reconciled when reaching decisions on corrective action and/or termination.

    • Effectively Presenting an Employment Discrimination Case to the ERD or EEOC Oyvind Wistrom and Laurie A. Peterson, both of Lindner & Marsack S.C., will discuss the interplay between Wisconsin’s Equal Rights Division and the federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and the nuances between the laws and methods of presenting a case before each.

    • Advising the Nonprofit Board – The representation of nonprofit hospital boards presents unique challenges and opportunities beyond those encountered in the representation of for-profit and non-health care entities. Robert M. Charles, Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., and John H. Fisher, Ruder Ware LLSC, will bring you up to date on recent enforcement activities and guidance directed at nonprofits and will equip you with the skills needed to advise nonprofit boards on corporate compliance.

    • Traditional Labor Law – What’s happening Now and What You Need to KnowNathan D. Eisenberg, The Previant Law Firm S.C., and Ronald T. Pfeifer, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., will take an in-depth look at recent National Labor Relations Board decisions and administrative changes, the recent Boeing case, and the new rules to speed up union elections that went into effect on April 30.

    Keynote Luncheon and Plenary sessions

    Former Gov. Jim Doyle will speak about the politics associated with health care reform in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s Health Care Reform Act. He will also address the national November 2012 elections and what it means for Wisconsin.

    For information about the five plenary sessions, read August PINNACLE Institute Focuses on Health, Labor, and Employment Law.

    Registration, Tuition, and CLE

    Register online or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788. Register by Aug. 13 for $289, a $40 discount. The optional keynote luncheon with Gov. Doyle is an additional $20. The institute is included in the cost of the State Bar of Wisconsin Ultimate Pass®. Members can earn up to 11 CLE credits. PINNACLE will record selected presentations and offer them via webcast at a later date at no additional cost to registrants. Institute hours are Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Room rate discounts expire on July 23.