Thursday, June 3, 2021
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Cyberspace | Via Zoom

Conference Archive



The BBA Health Care Conference will provide practitioners working within the health care sector with important updates on a variety of legal issues and developments affecting providers and institutions, payers, insurers, physicians and medical groups, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The conference will begin with keynote remarks by Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health, Troyen Brennan, M.D. Live panel discussions will cover a range of topics including innovations in healthcare, issues surrounding disparities in healthcare delivery, state and federal regulations, governance issues for healthcare institutions, and more.

Live Sessions

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Fireside Chat with Dr. Troyen Brennan, CVS Health

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Disparities in the Delivery of Health Care

  • Moderator: Brent Henry – Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Joseph Betancourt, M.D. – Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital; Founder, Senior Advisor and Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center; Faculty, The Mongan Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ernani DeAraujo – Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Mark Friedberg, M.D., M.P.P. – Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Sandra Wolitzky – Deputy Chief, Health Care Division, Massachusetts Attorney General


Track Two

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Emerging Governance Issues in an Era of Health Care Innovations

  • Moderator: Anne Murphy – Partner, Arent Fox
  • Beth Boland – Partner, Foley & Lardner
  • Katharine Eshghi – Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, UMass Memorial Health Care
  • Michael Peregrine – Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Phyllis Yale – Advisory Partner, Bain and Company (Board Member, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DaVita Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts)

Innovation in Care Delivery

  • Moderator: Meghan Cosgrove – Senior Associate General Counsel, Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Amanda Cassel Kraft – Deputy Medicaid Director, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Libby Graves – Head of Member Engagement, Cityblock Health
  • Marcus Hughes – Associate General Counsel, UMass Memorial Health

Program Note: This session is live-only

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Live via Zoom Webinar

Federal Administration Forecasting

  • Moderator: Elizabeth McEvoy – Counsel, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
  • Michael Fee – Partner, Verrill Dana
  • Abraham R. George – Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts
  • Toby Unger – Chief, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Payor-Provider Partnerships

  • Moderator: Adrianne Ortega – Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Jeremy Earl – Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Lisa Fleming – Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Charles E. Holt, M.B.A., C.M.P.E. – Chief Executive Officer, Primary Partners Alliance, LLC

On-Demand Session

Presented by Arent Fox
Available on-demand on June 3

Trends in Health Care Private Equity Transactions

  • Moderator: Anne Murphy – Partner, Arent Fox
  • Gaurica Chacko – Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Chris George – Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Michele Gipp – Associate, Arent Fox
  • Daniel Head – Senior Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Joseph (Joe) Matarese – Founder & Chairman, Medicus Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Anne Murphy

Anne Murphy
Arent Fox

Michael Cannella

Michael Cannella
Assistant General Counsel
Massachusetts Health Connector

Liz Cho Headshot 1

Elizabeth Cho
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General


Meghan Cosgrove
Senior Associate General Counsel
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Mass General Brigham

Julianna Hanlon
Legal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Mass General Brigham


Brent Henry

Chris Jedrey

Christopher Jedrey
McDermott Will & Emery


Adrianne Ortega
Ropes & Gray LLP

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson
Robinson + Cole LLP



  • Boston Bar Members: $225
  • Government/Legal Services Members: $175
  • In-House Members: $225


  • Standard Non-Member: $325
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Boston Bar educational programs are sponsored in part by the Joan B. DiCola Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation. This fund provides critical support for Boston Bar Association programs and initiatives that foster the education and professional development of lawyers. For more information on the BBF or this fund, please click here.

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