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    EVENT: JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Cocktail Reception

    Arent Fox, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, and Kaiser Associates are pleased to invite you to a cocktail reception and a special policy briefing during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
    The event will open with some time for networking followed by a brief discussion on the impact current health care policy trends may have on investment decisions in the life sciences industry. We will round out the event with more networking and a reception.

    Event Program

    Certainty in a Uncertain Environment: Taking Stock of the Life Sciences Industry under the Trump Administration

    This brief policy discussion will address the current state of health care policy as it relates to investing decisions in the life sciences industry. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current policy landscape, learn how the life sciences market may be impacted by the Trump Administration’s regulatory policy and personnel appointments, and discuss the behavior trends of the life sciences business community towards development and growth. 

    Our Speakers

    James Ravitz, Esq. (Moderator) is the practice group leader of Arent Fox’s Food, Drug, Medical Device & Agriculture group. His practice focuses on assisting clients in the life sciences and health care industries with navigating complex regulatory requirements throughout all phases of development. He also counsels companies on all aspects of marketing devices and other medical products, including labeling, advertising, manufacturing, and distribution. 

    Dr. Lanhee Chen is counsel at Arent Fox LLP and a nationally recognized health policy authority, with a focus on issues relating to the Affordable Care Act as well as Medicare, Medicaid, and ERISA.  He is currently the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.  He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of El Camino Hospital in the Silicon Valley.

    Dan O’Neill is a Senior Vice President at Kaiser Associates and leads Kaiser’s Healthcare practice. He has significant experience developing commercial growth strategies for Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical technology clients. Dan focuses on strategic marketing, product launch planning, commercial due diligence, market opportunity assessments, and competitive strategy.

    Dr. Micah Weinberg is currently President of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute where he manages a team of professional researchers who produce world class economic and policy analysis and insight. Since 2001, he has also been the CEO of Healthy Systems Project a firm that delivers policy and market intelligence and strategic guidance in the areas of healthcare and economic development to a range of corporate, association, public, and nonprofit clients.

    About the Hosts

    Arent Fox – Legal Counsel to the Life Sciences Industry

    Arent Fox understands the competitive environments, underlying technologies, and confidentiality issues associated with life sciences products and research. We work with life science companies through all stages of the product life cycle –  from scientific breakthrough, through product development and production, to distribution and post-marketing issues. Our clients range from entrepreneurs and startups to Fortune 100 companies, including drug, medical device and cosmetic companies, health care providers, food, seed companies, universities, pesticide and industrial chemical producers, as well as innovators in biotechnology, nanotechnology, biologics, vaccines, telemedicine, and other emerging technologies.

    The Bay Area Council

    The Bay Area Council Economic Institute is the leading think tank focused on the economic and policy issues facing the Silicon Valley Bay Area, one of the most dynamic regions in the United States and the world’s leading center for technology and innovation. A valued forum for stakeholder engagement and a respected source of information and fact-based analysis, the Institute is a trusted partner and adviser to both business leaders and government officials. Through its economic and policy research and its many partnerships, the Institute addresses major factors impacting the competitiveness, economic development and quality of life of the region and the state, including infrastructure, globalization, science and technology, and health policy.

    Kaiser Associates

    Kaiser Associates is a global consulting firm specializing in commercial growth strategy. We help leading Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Technology companies fully capitalize on product opportunities, navigate the environment with greater certainty and maximize the lifetime commercial value of its portfolios. Kaiser works with Executives, Corporate and Business Development, and Marketing Strategy teams to support their portfolios throughout the product lifecycle – from development and acquisition, to product launch and life cycle management.