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Presenters

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Panel 1: Antitrust in Health Insurance and Health Provider Markets​

Rebecca Allensworth

Rebecca Allensworth studies antitrust and the regulatory infrastructure of professional licensing. Her research on professional licensing explores how lawmakers should balance the need for expertise in regulating the professions with the problems that can arise from self-regulation. Her article about unethical prescribers, “Licensed to Pill,” appeared in The New York Review of Books in July 2020, and she is currently writing Board to Death, a book about professional licensing and self-regulation. Her work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and has received the 13th annual Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for groundbreaking antitrust scholarship.

Professor Allensworth earned her undergraduate degree from Yale and an MPhil from Cambridge University before earning her JD at Harvard Law School, where she served as articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. Professor Allensworth served as law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School before coming to Vanderbilt. Professor Allensworth teaches Contracts, Antitrust Law and an advanced antitrust course focused on Big Tech.

Cory Capps

Cory Capps has 20 years of experience as an economist specializing in industrial organization, empirical methods and antitrust, with a focus on the health care industry. He frequently advises and offers expert testimony on behalf of private firms and government agencies on issues relating to market power and competition in the health care sector, and he has experience analyzing mergers, joint ventures, price-fixing and market allocation, and exclusionary conduct. Dr. Capps has testified before the U.S. Senate on the competitive implications of vertical mergers in health care. 

Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Capps was a staff economist at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he concentrated on the analysis of competition in health care markets, including merger and civil non-merger investigations of health insurers and health care providers. Since 2012, Dr. Capps has been named among the Who’s Who Legal of competition economists and was recognized as a Competition Thought Leader in 2021.

Dr. Capps’ academic career includes professorships at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He has published widely in academic journals, including the RAND Journal of EconomicsJournal of Economics and Management StrategyJournal of Health EconomicsAntitrust BulletinHealth Affairs; and Health Economics, Policy and Law. Dr. Capps also is a technical advisor to the Health Care Cost Institute.

Katharine O%27Connor

Katharine (Kate) O’Connor focuses her practice on complex antitrust litigation, antitrust investigations brought by the U.S. antitrust regulators and state attorneys general, and counseling clients on antitrust compliance questions. Ms. O’Connor also regularly represents clients before the antitrust regulators related to mergers and acquisitions, and she has experience representing clients in a wide array of industries, including health care, manufacturing, food and finance.

Ms. O’Connor is a member of the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar.  She has tried cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels; presented evidentiary hearings in federal and administrative courts; and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, federal district courts and state courts. 

While in law school, Ms. O’Connor was the managing articles editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and a legal extern to Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Henry Quillen

Henry Quillen has extensive experience litigating matters involving healthcare and antitrust issues. He has briefed and argued dispositive motions in In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2406, and he was one of the primary attorneys representing the plaintiffs in OMNI Healthcare, Inc. v. Health First, Inc., which resulted in a $32 million settlement. He also has obtained a favorable ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court on behalf of an air ambulance provider in Air Evac EMS, Inc. v. USAble Mutual Insurance Co. The D.C. Circuit cited Mr. Quillen’s amicus brief for the American Medical Association when affirming an injunction against the merger of Anthem and Cigna in United States v. Anthem.

Before joining WhatleyKallas, Mr. Quillen was an associate in the litigation department of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he focused on complex commercial litigation. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as well as the Honorable Jeffrey Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
 
Mr. Quillen graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and Yale Law School. He also received a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the American Bar Association and admitted to practice in New York; New Hampshire; the District of Columbia; the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, District of Columbia, and District of New Hampshire; the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and the United States Supreme Court.

Panel 2: Antitrust in Hospital and Health Care System Markets​

Christine DePasquale

Christina DePasquale is an associate professor of practice. Her primary research interests are in health economics, industrial organization and labor economics—particularly at the intersection of firm decisions and labor market consequences. Professor DePasquale also teaches and conducts research in the area of sports economics. She is currently coauthoring the second edition of the textbook SPORTS ECONOMICS.

Thomas Greaney, Visiting Professor of Law, UC Hastings

Thomas (Tim) Greaney is a visiting professor of law at UC Hastings and a distinguished senior fellow with the UC Hastings/UCSF Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy. He also is an emeritus professor of law at Saint Louis University, where he served as director of the Center for Health Law Studies. 

Professor Greaney’s research focuses on the application of antitrust law to the health care sector, health care financing, and health care law and policy. He has written over 60 scholarly articles and chapters and is co-author of the nation’s leading health law casebook, HEALTH LAW: CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS (West, 8th ed., 2018), and a treatise on health law, HEALTH LAW (West, 3rd ed., 2014). He has testified on health care competition issues before the Judiciary Committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the California Department of Insurance.  He also has spoken at Federal Trade Commission workshops and has commented on health policy and law issues in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. 

Before entering academia, Professor Greaney served as an assistant chief in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, supervising health care antitrust litigation. He has been named Health Law Professor of the Year by the American Society of Law and Medicine and has been a Fulbright Fellow studying European community competition law in Brussels, Belgium.  He received his BA from Wesleyan University and his JD from Harvard University.

Melinda Hatton

Melinda “Mindy” Hatton is the general counsel to the American Hospital Association (AHA). In this position, she provides leadership on all legal matters for the AHA. In addition to supervising advocacy-related litigation, she directly oversees the AHA’s work on medical privacy, antitrust, fraud and abuse, and other related regulatory matters. Prior to joining the AHA, Ms. Hatton was a partner at Hogan & Hartson where her areas of practice included antitrust, consumer protection, privacy and public policy issues. Prior to that, she served as the antitrust counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights. 

In 2015, the AHA’s Legal Team was named to The Legal 500’s “Powerlist,” which identifies the “most innovative in-house teams working in the United States.” The AHA was cited for, among other achievements, playing a critical role in AHA’s high profile advocacy work, numerous influential amicus briefs and opposition to Medicare policies that harm hospitals and their patients. In 2014, AHA’s legal team won “Health Care Team of the Year” for, among other achievements, challenging Recovery Audit Contractor policies that harmed hospitals and their patients. 

Ms. Hatton earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She received her master’s in public administration from the American University in Washington, D.C. In 1988, Ms. Hatton received her law degree from Catholic University of America, also in Washington, where she was the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

Ann Marie Marciarille

Ann Marie Marciarille is a professor of law specializing in health care law. Her research interests are in health care regulation and finance with a particular interest in health care reform proposals, large and small.  Before joining University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), she had a long career as health law attorney, including 10 years as a health care antitrust prosecutor for the California Attorney General’s Office and several years as a legal services attorney specializing in health care matters.

Professor Marciarille is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School where her studies were focused on public interest representation.  She also holds a master’s in theology, specializing in ethics, from Harvard Divinity School.

Professor Marciarille has published articles on Medicare reform, Medicaid reform, pharmaceutical pricing, health care finance reform, public health and health care provider quality issues. She taught Health Law, Health Care Reform, Elder Law, Disability Law, and Public Health Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Boalt Hall/Berkeley Law School and Pacific McGeorge School of Law before coming to the UMKC School of Law where she currently teaches Health Law, Health Care Regulation, Organization and Finance, Antitrust, and Civil Procedure.

Panel 3: Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust ​

Michael Carrier

Michael A. Carrier is distinguished professor of law at Rutgers University where he specializes in antitrust and IP law. He is co-author of the leading IP/antitrust treatise, IP AND ANTITRUST LAW: AN ANALYSIS OF ANTITRUST PRINCIPLES APPLIED TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, the author of INNOVATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: HARNESSING THE POWER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ANTITRUST LAW,  and the editor of CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: COMPETITION. He has written more than 130 book chapters and articles in leading law reviews; has been quoted more than 2,000 times in the media; and has been cited in courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Carrier has testified before the FDA, FTC, National Academies, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and House Energy & Commerce Committee; is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Economic Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools; was a policy volunteer for the 2020 Biden-Harris campaign; and served on the 2016 ABA Antitrust Section’s Presidential Transition Task Force.

Daryl Lim

Daryl Lim is professor of law and the director of the Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The IP Center is a founding IP institution in the United States and is consistently ranked as offering one of the premier IP programs in the country. 

Professor Lim is an award-winning author, observer and commentator of global trends in IP and competition policy and how they influence and are influenced by law, technology, economics and politics. He regularly engages with senior government officials, corporate leaders, civil society organizations and law firms at national and international conferences.  

Mitsu Parikh

Ms. Parikh is a senior researcher in the international legal research consultancy World of Legal Research. She has worked extensively in the field of intellectual property law, and her expertise is the patent law of Australia, U.S. and India. She completed her bachelors from Indian Law School and completed an LLM in legal research at the University of Sydney. She also has worked in IP firms like Armstrong Legal, Benjamin & Khoury and Camble Associates.

Shubham Tiwary

Shubham Tiwary is simultaneously working as a research assistant in the World of Legal Research and as a policy research intern for the Budget Session of the Parliament in India. He has published numerous blogs and papers in the field of policy review, comparative law and international law. 

Abigail Wood

Abigail Wood has over 10 years of health care experience ranging from clinical to litigation. She has been with the antitrust section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the past four and half years. Ms. Wood received her JD and a certificate in health law from Saint Louis University, and she has a degree in Public Health Policy from DePaul University.

​​Panel 4: Big Data in Health Care​

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen is the chair of the Antitrust Taskforce for the National Association of Attorneys General and a senior assistant attorney general and unit manager of the Antitrust Unit in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. 

Ms. Allen represents the Commonwealth of Virginia in numerous merger and conduct antitrust cases, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and states’ lawsuit against Vyera Pharmaceuticals and its former chairman Martin Shkreli; the states’ challenge to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger; the Department of Justice’s and the multistate challenges to the Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers; and the FTC’s and multistate challenge to the Sysco-USFoods merger. She handled the states’ economic expert during the liability portion of the ebooks price-fixing case against Apple in New York and the states’ supply-chain industry expert in the Ovcon antitrust case against manufacturers Warner-Chilcott and Barr Pharmaceuticals. She currently is working with the states’ expert in the Suboxone product hop case against Indivior and Acquestive Therapeutics.

Before coming to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Allen worked at the FTC for eight years, where she was on the FTC v. Toys “R” Us administrative trial team, was the lead staff attorney for the FTC’s settlement with American Cyanamid, and she had a detail as an attorney-advisor to Commissioner Sheila Anthony.

Greg Day

Greg Day is an assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Law. His research focuses on the intersections of competition, technology, innovation and privacy. Representative works rely on analyses of antitrust or patent law, or both. One can find his scholarship in journals such as the Minnesota Law ReviewIowa Law ReviewFordham Law Review, and Alabama Law Review. He also is internationally recognized for his knowledge of the art market and the laws governing it.

Mason Marks

Mason Marks is an assistant professor of law at the University of New Hampshire, a senior fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, a project lead of the Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation, and an affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He also is a former research scholar at the Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law.

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