WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ellyn L. Sternfield, Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will moderate a panel at the 10th Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Government Regulation of Prescription Drug Pricing. The forum takes place June 27-28 in New York City.
The panel which Ms. Sternfield is moderating is entitled: “State Pricing Enforcement Update: The State Enforcers Speak!” The panelists, all of whom are state enforcers, will examine current and ongoing pricing investigations and enforcement actions in their respective states, as well as discuss the nexus between state consumer protection and false claims act statutes relative to pricing actions, parens patriae and class claims and off label claims relative to pricing actions.
Ms. Sternfield has an extensive background in the field of government health care regulation, with nearly 30 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Mintz Levin, she served as the director of the Oregon Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. While there, she supervised investigations and prosecutions of criminal and civil health care billing fraud and patient neglect cases. Ms. Sternfield also handled a wide variety of complex health care related cases and fraud schemes including qui tam False Claims actions. She previously served as senior assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice, where she focused on health care billing fraud and elder/dependent abuse cases, and developed a law enforcement training program focused on elder and dependant abuse. In addition to her service in the Oregon Department of Justice, she also served as the chief of the Consumer Rights Division of the Office of the Utah Attorney General.
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