Presentations

Over the years, Michael has lectured broadly on several topics, which are outlined below. He is the former chair of the Dispute Resolution Program Planning Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association, and as such, he was an integral part of developing programs for arbitration and mediation in-person training and education.

Arbitration

  • » "Payor/Provider Arbitrations," Spring Conference, American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, San Francisco, California, April 20, 2017
  • » "Health Care Arbitration," American Health Lawyers Association, San Francisco, California, September 26-27, 2016
  • » "Arbitration Panel--Managed Care Disputes and Litigation," American Conference Institute, Chicago, Illinois, May 14-15, 2015
  • » "Arbitration in Health Care Cases," American Health Lawyers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 22-23, 2015
  • » "Health Care Arbitration Conference," American Health Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 1-2, 2014
  • » "An Arbitration Overview: Analysis and Best Practice Tips," NAPABA Central Regional Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, April 5, 2014
  • » "Healing Healthcare Hassles Harmoniously: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Healthcare," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio, October 23, 2013
  • » Faculty Member, "Arbitration Training", American Health Lawyers Association and Hamline University School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19-20, 2012
  • » "Mediation and Arbitration: Obtaining Maximum Benefit", Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cleveland, Ohio, March 22, 2012
  • » "Making ADR Work for You," American College of Legal Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 24, 2012
  • » "ADR: Obtaining Maximum Benefit from the Process," American Health Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Practice Group, Orlando, Florida, February 8, 2012
  • » "The Arbitration of Healthcare Employment Cases," American Health Lawyers Association webinar, May 10, 2011
  • » "Arbitration: Current Issues and Recent Rule Changes," Cleveland Bar Association, Business Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, December 13, 2000
  • » "Basic Commercial Arbitrator Training," Instructor, American Arbitration Association, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993, 1994, 1997
  • » Member, Panel Discussion on Arbitration Hearings, 1993 American Arbitration Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio

Health Care

  • » "Hospital/Medical Staff Issues: The Disruptive Physician", American College of Legal Medicine Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 1, 2014
  • » "Managing Conflict Between Physicians and Hospitals" and "The Rise of Accountable Care Organizations", 9th Annual U.S.A./Japan Joint Forum on Health Care, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, February 22 and 23, 2013
  • » "Recent Developments Affecting Physician/Hospital Relationships," 8th Annual U.S.A./Japan Joint Forum on Health Care, Cleveland, Ohio, June 11, 2012
  • » "The Relationship Between a Hospital and Its Medical Staff," 6th Annual U.S.A./Japan Joint Forum on Health Care, Osaka and Fujuoka, Japan, November 6-7, 2010
  • » "The Disruptive Physician Controversy," American College of Legal Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 6, 2010
  • » "Discoverability of Peer Review Document in State and Federal Litigation," Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus, OH, January 30, 2009
  • » "Non-Competition Agreements in the Health Care Setting," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Health and Litigation Sections, March 21, 2007
  • » "Investigating Concerns About Physician Conduct (and Misconduct): How to Satisfy Both Healthcare Peer Review and Labor Law Requirements," American Health Lawyers Association, Teleconference, January 2006
  • » Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Speaker at Health Care Professions Class, 2001-2005
  • » "Regulations Affecting the Organization of Oncology Group Practices," American College of Legal Medicine Mid-Year Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2, 2004
  • » "Credentialing and Peer Review," Cleveland Bar Association Health Care Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, April 30, 2004
  • » "Current Legal Issues Involving the Practice of Medicine," presentation to Case Western Reserve University Law and Medicine Class, October 29, 2003
  • » "Current Labor Law Issues Affecting Health Care Practitioners," Panel Discussion, American Health Lawyers Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, June 30, 2003
  • » "Erosion of the Peer Review Privilege," Moderator, American Health Lawyers Association, national teleconference, May 29, 2003
  • » "Economic Credentialing: Risky Business for Hospitals and Medical Staffs," Cleveland Bar Association Health Law Seminar, May 3, 2002
  • » "Current Issues in Peer Review," American Health Lawyers Association, national teleconference, April 26, 2002
  • » "Health Care Litigation Trends," Cleveland Bar Association Health Care Committee, Cleveland, Ohio, September 26, 2001
  • » "Employment Law Issues Confronting Health Care Facilities," Association of Assisted Living Facilities Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada April 6, 2001
  • » "Current Legal Issues for Physicians," Cleveland OB/GYN Society, Cleveland, Ohio, March 21, 2001
  • » "Current Issues in Health Care," American College of Legal Medicine, 41st Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 10, 2001
  • » "Current Issues in Health Care," Toledo College of Law Alumni Association, Toledo, Ohio, October 13, 2000
  • » "Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The Dissolution of Physician/Hospital Relationships," American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2000
  • » "Representing the Physician," Cleveland Bar Association Business Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, December 15, 1999
  • » "Hot Topics in Physician Representation," Cleveland Bar Association Health Care Committee, November 17, 1999
  • » "Medicare and False Claims Threats," University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Teleconference, June 23, 1999
  • » "Review of Lawsuits Involving Professional Component Billing Issues," American Pathology Foundation, Chicago, Illinois and Nashville, Tennessee (1992 and 1993)
  • » "Litigation Aspects of Professional Component Billing," American Pathology Foundation Special Meeting, September 8-9, 1990, Dallas, Texas
  • » "Professional Liability Insurance Issues for Ohio Physicians," Cleveland, Ohio, March 26 and April 1, 1998

Commercial Litigation

  • » "2010 Walter & Haverfield LLP Labor and Employment Law Seminar," Holiday Inn in Independence, September 30, 2010
  • » "The Fraud/Tort Exception to the Attorney/Client Privilege in Civil Litigation," Cleveland Bar Association Business Litigation Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, December 12, 2003
  • » "Insurance Coverage Law," National Business Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, September 10, 1998
  • » "The Consulting Expert: Creating, Maintaining, and Benefiting from the Relationship," The Cleveland Bar Association Business Litigation Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, December 11, 1996
  • » "Ohio Employment Law," Ohio Dermatology Group Managers Association, Mansfield, Ohio, April 29, 1995
  • » "Recent Amendments to the Ohio Rules of Court," Seminar sponsored by the Cleveland Marshall School of Law, Feb. 4, 1995