O'Neill Institute

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law - Summer Programs 2014

O'Neill Institute
O'Neill Institute

2014 Summer Program

US Health Reform

July 21-25, 2014

O'Neill Institute

Important Dates

June 15
Regular Application Deadline

Program Details

Program Fees 

Regular Attendees

Middle/Low-income Countries:
$1,825 ($3,150)

High-income Countries:
$2,500 ($4,485)

Government and Academic Attendees
(Current government officials, students, post-docs, and non-tenured faculty) 

Middle/Low-income Countries:
$1,575 ($2,650)

High-income Countries:
$2,250 ($3,985)

**Prices in parentheses are the costs for attending both summer programs (O'Neill Institute Summer Program on Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law - July 14-18, 2014)

CLE Credit
CLE credits are available to attorneys admitted to a United States state bar. CLE accreditation is on a state-by-state basis.

Travel & Housing
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and housing.  A short list of area hotels can be found here.

Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Georgetown University Law Center upon completion of the Summer Program.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing to oneillsummer@law.georgetown.edu by Friday, June 13, 2014.

All refund requests will be charged a $100 administrative handling fee and will be processed after the conference. 

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Expert Spotlight - William B. Schultz 
General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bill Schultz is the General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Before joining HHS, Bill was a Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. 

Bill has also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He was responsible for overseeing all Civil Division appellate litigation and the Department’s Tobacco Litigation Team.  Prior to Department of Justice, Bill was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy for Food and Drug Administration, where he was the principal advisor to the Commissioner on all significant policy issues and responsible for development and management of all regulations.

Before joining FDA, Bill was the Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman), Committee on Energy & Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked on health care, FDA, tobacco and trade legislation.

Bill also served as an attorney with the Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he litigated law reform cases on administrative procedure, state and federal constitutional law, antitrust, voting rights, product liability, nuclear power, and food and drug law, and where he argued dozens of appellate cases, including several in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Bill started his career as a law clerk to Judge William B. Bryant, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.

For almost 10 years, Bill taught civil litigation and food and drug law at Georgetown University Law Center.  He received his BA from Yale University and his JD degree from the University of Virginia Law School.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars.

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Timothy Westmoreland
Professor from Practice, Georgetown University
Senior Scholar in Health Law, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Sabrina Corlette
Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Kevin Lucia
Senior Research Fellow and Project Director, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Selected Confirmed Speakers 

Henry Aaron
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair, Brookings Institution

Joan Alker
Co-Executive Director, Center for Children and Families,  Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy

Linda Blumberg
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

Sheila Burke
Government Relations & Federal Public Policy Group, Donelson, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Madhu Chugh
Senior Associate, WilmerHale

Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Jeffrey Crowley
Distinguished Scholar/Program Director National HIV/AIDS Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law 

David Cusano
Senior Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Sarah Dash
Research Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy

Jack Ebeler
Principal, Health Policy Alternatives

Judy Feder
Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Justin Giovannelli
Research Fellow, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Sean Hayes
Deputy Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations, House Energy and Commerce Committee

John Holahan
Institute Fellow, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute

Robert Imes
Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, HHS

Tim Jost
Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

Ruth Katz
Director, Health, Biomedical Science, and Society Initiative, Aspen Institute

Katie Keith
Director of Research, Trimpa Group

Leighton Ku
Professor, Department of Health Policy; Director, Center for Health Policy Research, George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health

Elena Lynett
US Department of Labor

MaryBeth Musumeci
Associate Director, Kaiser Family Foundation

Karen Pollitz
Senior Fellow, Health Reform and Private Insurance, Kaiser Family Foundation

Julie Rovner
Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News

Andy Schneider
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS

Sonya Schwartz
Research Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy

William Schultz
General Counsel, HHS

Laura Skopec
Senior Policy Analyst, American Cancer Society

Judy Solomon 
Vice President for Health Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Brian Webb 
Manager of Health Policy and Legislation, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

Mara Youdelman
Managing Attorney, National Health Law Program

Summer Program on US Health Reform - The Affordable Care Act

The American healthcare system has undergone enormous change in the last few years. At both the federal and state levels, understanding the new landscape introduced by the Affordable Care Act, with its legal intricacies and policy nuance, is paramount to anyone working in this field. This summer, join Georgetown scholars and DC health policy wonks for a one-week intensive look at American health care and coverage. The program will focus on the framework of the Affordable Care Act and the legal and policy implications of its implementation.


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