Spencer Fane attorney Sean McKenna provided legal insights across four presentations from April 18-27. Utilizing his considerable health care industry knowledge and experience, he delivered updates on timely topics for the Practising Law Institute (PLI), Dallas Bar Association (DBA), Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), and American Bar Association (ABA).
On April 18, Sean and firm attorney Sara Naylor joined Adam Klein and Curt Germany of Weaver and Tidwell for the Non-Competes: Healthcare Industry Realities and Predictions presentation. This virtual PLI briefing provided background on health care transaction noncompete covenants; summarized the proposed Federal Trade Commission ban on such covenants; and detailed strategic and financial considerations, expected challenges, and potential responses.
Sean teamed up with Sarah Wirskye of Wirskye Law Firm for the April 19 DBA Health Law Section webinar, 2023 Enforcement Update – Same as It Ever Was. Sean also discussed these developments on April 24 alongside firm attorney Lauren Nelson during the Enforcement and Liability Update session at the HCCA’s annual Compliance Institute.
On April 27, Sean joined a webinar panel for the ABA Health Law Section titled FCA – A Pseudo Private Right of Action for the Information Blocking Rule? This CLE event defined Information Blocking, discussed Rule compliance, examined how the Rule fits into the privacy and security compliance framework, and outlined the enforcement structure of the False Claims Act. The panel also included Melissa Soliz of Coppersmith Brockelman and Matthew Buchbinder of NexHealth.
At Spencer Fane, Sean focuses his practice on solving clients’ health care needs and representing companies and executives in white-collar cases and investigations. He has 24 years of experience handling and defending health care and white-collar enforcement actions and offering fraud and abuse insight and analysis.