Mintz Levin Attorney Stephen M. Weiner to Moderate Panel at New England Israel Business Council’s Life Sciences Summit

Stephen M. Weiner, a Member and Chair of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will moderate a panel at the New England Israel Business Council’s Life Sciences Summit. The summit will take place November 5 and 6 in Waltham, MA.

Mr. Weiner is moderating a panel entitled, “How Can Life Sciences Companies Help Providers Meet the Health Care Reform Challenges?” Regina Herzlinger, Ph.D, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, will give the keynote address. The panelists include Kevin Tabb, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham and Natick, MA; James Roosevelt Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Health Plan, Waltham, MA; and Gregory Sorensen, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, PA.

The 2012 Life Sciences Summit is the premier event in New England for Israeli and New England organizations, bringing together members of the life science industry, providers, academics, researchers, investors and government, to discuss some of the most important challenges affecting healthcare delivery in the 21st century, and to meet some of most promising Israeli pharma, biotech and device companies offering innovative technologies that address such challenges.

Mr. Weiner has more than 30 years of experience in health care as a policy maker, educator, and attorney representing health care services providers in a broad array of matters, in the U.S. and abroad. He has been active in the development of the various Massachusetts health care reform laws as well as in the implementation of the Commonwealth’s electronic health record initiative. Internationally, he played a key role in structuring the health care regulatory system for Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), currently serves as a member of the licensing board for DHCC, and represents organizations engaged in “medical tourism.”

Since its formation, Mr. Weiner has served as the president of The HealthWell Foundation, one of the leading national charitable organizations providing financial assistance to underinsured persons in need of high cost drug treatments. He served as a board member of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and as a member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Easter Seal Society.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Weiner served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission, Special Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts for health policy and Director of the Boston University Center for Law and Health Sciences. Mr. Weiner was named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 for Health Care Law in Boston by Best Lawyers. Nationally ranked by Chambers USA for his strategic and policy work, he has been named among The Best Lawyers in America as well as an “Outstanding Hospital Lawyer” by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Attorneys in Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.

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