2021 Healthcare Leadership Conference: Day 1 - The dealmakers, the visionaries and the advocates

A roadmap to recovery and reimagining healthcare in a COVID-19 world

8 March 2021 | 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-05:00)

Please contact Jaime Novack to request an invitation.

March 8 focuses on buying and selling physician practices and other healthcare companies in private equity, SPAC or public market transactions. Also on March 8, we will showcase industry leaders from the American Medical Association, CVS-Aetna, and Banner Health in a panel discussion on the importance of resilience in a time of crises. We are also privileged to present Dr. David Williams, Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, whose featured presentation will examine how a healthcare organization’s or investor’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives can help organizations address inequalities in healthcare.

12:00 pm  12:05 pm
Welcome remarks – Ann Ford, US Chair and Global Co-Chair, Clients and Sector and Joshua Kaye, Partner, US Healthcare Sector Chair, DLA Piper

12:05 pm  12:50 pm
Buying and selling healthcare companies in a COVID-19 world


  • Eric D. Coburn, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps Securities
  • Stephen Lippman, National Director, Cash Balance Plans, AllianceBernstein
  • John Banta, President and Managing Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partner
  • Lewis Gold, MD, Healthcare Operating Partner, Prospect Hill Private Equity
  • Mike Pisani, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Joshua Kaye, Partner, US Healthcare Sector Chair, DLA Piper (moderator)

12:50 pm  1:30 pm
Healthcare visionaries: How a pandemic changed the future of healthcare delivery


  • Peter S. Fine, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banner Health

  • Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, Immediate Past President, American Medical Association (AMA)

  • Thomas Moriarty, Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health
  • Jeff Baglio, Partner, DLA Piper (moderator)

1:30 pm  2:00 pm
Raising capital and the healthcare public markets


  • Jim Forbes, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
  • Joshua M. Samek, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Jeffrey C. Selman, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Bart Foster, Managing Director, Sanitas Advisors (moderator)

2:00 pm  2:30 pm
Why access to healthcare improves your organization and your community

  • Speaker: David Williams, Ph.D., MPH, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2:30 pm - 2:35 pm
Closing remarks  Joshua Kaye, Partner, US Healthcare Sector Chair, DLA Piper

2:35 pm - 3:30 pm
Executive Leadership Idea Exchange

Interact with peers to share and learn best practices, ideas and reflections. We also will save time for "needs & leads." This facilitated Zoom breakout will be in a small group format to ensure that participants have ample opportunity to engage in a moderated dialogue – to understand how industry peers are coping with today's opportunities and threats and to gain knowledge that advances their organizations' recovery and prosperity in this COVID-19 world.

  • Bart Foster, Sanitas Advisors (Moderator)
  • David "Buddy" Bacon, Jr., Partner, MSouth Equity Partners
  • Joshua Boxer, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Integra Connect
  • Nia Brown, Of Counsel, DLA Piper
  • Nate McKitterick, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Randy Peak, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Russell Sass, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Donna Thiel, Partner, DLA Piper


Guest speakers

        Thomas Moriarty 
 Mike Pisani    John Banta    Thomas Moriarty
 Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA    Peter S. Fine    David Williams, Ph.D., MPH
        Eric Coburn 
 Bart Foster    Jim Forbes   Eric D. Coburn
Stephen Lippman
Stephen Lippman

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