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Program Faculty: Certificate in Health Law

Kathryn Venturatos Lorio, Leon Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Lorio's teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of family law and the civil law of successions and donations. She has lectured and published extensively on the legal treatment of alternative reproductive techniques. She has served as Chair of the Section on Women and the Law of the Association of American Law Schools. She is active in law reform on the national level as a member of the American Law Institute, and in Louisiana as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. 

Professor Lorio teaches the following Certificate in Health Law courses:

  • Health Law I
  • Reproductive Bioethics and the Law
  • Comparative Reproductive Law

David D. Haynes, Jr., Adjunct Professor

Mr. Haynes, a Loyola Law alumnus, practices law in the New Orleans area, focusing on the representation of healthcare providers, primarily physicians, addressing legal and regulatory issues that affect their professional lives. Generally, he represents healthcare providers in multiple areas, including, but not limited to, corporate issues; mergers and acquisitions; general healthcare law; compensation arrangements; tax-exempt entities; recruitment and employment contracts; management agreements; development of ancillary revenue projects; private securities offerings; and Medicare and Medicaid certification audits and appeals.

Mr. Haynes teaches the following Certificate in Health Law courses:

  • Health Law II

Ann Marie LeBlanc, Adjunct Professor

Ms. LeBlanc, one of the founding members of Caraway LeBlanc, is an AV rated experienced litigator in the area of medical malpractice and commercial liability law. She has focused her practice on the defense of hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other health care professionals. She has also defended the Patient’s Compensation Fund in claims for excess damages. Ms. LeBlanc has represented parties in complex and high profile personal litigation. She has given a number of lectures on medical malpractice related issues. In addition, Ms. LeBlanc has represented nursing homes in regulatory matters, including the defense of state survey related deficiencies and penalties imposed by CMS. She has also represented health care providers in an advisory capacity, providing counsel on such areas as risk management, and the drafting of agency nurse contracts and admission agreements.

Ms. LeBlanc teaches the following Certificate in Health Law courses:

  • Bioethics and the Law

Conrad Meyer, Adjunct Professor

Mr. Meyer, a Loyola Law alumnus, practices law in the New Orleans area, focusing his practice on advising healthcare providers regarding healthcare regulatory compliance matters. Conrad is responsible for handling specific regulatory/compliance/transactional matters for physician and facility clients including, Stark/Anti-kickback analysis, TJC/JCAHO, HIPAA, EMTALA, physician employment agreements, physician practice formation, hospital/physician integration and bylaw revisions, physician reimbursement issues, telemedicine for physicians, physician ancillary services and creation/formation of concierge practices for physicians. In addition, he has handled issues relating to RACs, ZPICs and Federal Fraud and Abuse investigations for health care clients. Mr. Meyer has experience in handling peer review issues for hospitals and physicians as well as acting as a hearing officer for peer review panels. He has worked with clients in the healthcare industry to structure joint ventures and other transactions to promote business objectives that are in complaince with specific healthcare laws.

Mr. Meyer teaches the following Certificate in Health Law courses:

  • Health Law II