Discussions Range from Influenza Pandemic to the …

Discussions Range from Influenza Pandemic to the Future of Medicaid to Managed
Care Class Action Settlements

ATLANTA, March 6 LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The 13th Annual King & Spalding Health Law and Policy Forum will take place on March 20, 2006, at the Four Seasons Hotel from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The forum will feature a roster of industry
experts addressing a range of healthcare topics, including the enforcement
climate in healthcare and managed care class action lawsuits, effective
corporate compliance programs, healthcare antitrust and hospital acquisitions
of physician practices.

Lawrence O. Gostin – one of the nation’s foremost experts on public health
policy and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs at the Georgetown
University Law Center – will deliver the keynote address, titled “Pandemic
Influenza: Ethics, Law and the Public’s Health.”

In addition to Gostin, other forum guest speakers and their topics are:
* Dr. Rhonda Medows, the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of
Community Health, will discuss the future of Medicaid.
* William Blumenthal, General Counsel to the Federal Trade Commission,
will deliver a lecture about healthcare antitrust in 2006.
* Lawrence Pixley, a founding partner of a leading healthcare consulting
firm, Stroudwater Associates, will speak about hospital acquisitions of
physician practices.
* John E. Steiner, Jr., the Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Official
for The Cleveland Clinic Health System, will open the conference with a
presentation about effective corporate compliance programs.

The King & Spalding partners participating in the forum include James W.
Boswell III, a partner in the Litigation and Healthcare practices; Laura E.
Loeb, a partner in the FDA/Healthcare practice; Glen A. Reed, the chair of the
Healthcare practice; Richard L. Shackelford, a partner in the Litigation and
Healthcare practices; Jeffrey S. Spigel, a partner in the Litigation and
Antitrust practices; and Christopher A. Wray, the chair of the Special Matters
and Government Investigations practice.

Journalists from The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
and Modern Healthcare will participate in a panel titled “Covering Healthcare
– The Players, The Issues and The Future.”
The 13th Annual King & Spalding Health Law and Policy Forum is sponsored
by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American
Association of Homes and Service for the Aging (AAHSA).

For more details on the forum please go to:
http://kslaw.com/practice_areas/healthcare/prac_health_invite.asp .

About King & Spalding
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lawyers in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm
represents half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel survey in

September 2005 was ranked one of the top ten firms representing Fortune 250
companies overall. For additional information, visit http://www.kslaw.com.

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