202. Healthcare Reform Under The Trump Administration: What To Expect & Where To Go From Here

DATE: Friday, July 21, 2017      TIME: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
LOCATION: USPTO, 1st floor, California Room

This proposed panel of three to four speakers will discuss how the current administration’s healthcare policies, including a promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act, have changed Medicaid, Medicare, and the insurance market. Panelists will examine the effects of enacted and planned federal reforms, including proposed changes to state law, effects on payors and consumers, and litigation trends arising out of regulatory reform. This topic will be of interest to not only attorneys who specialize in the healthcare space, but also to lobbyists and other players in insurance markets, including the commercial, Medi-Cal managed care, and Covered California.

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Jen C. Won

Associate, Hogan Lovells LLP


Jen C. Won is a senior litigation associate in Hogan Lovells’ Los Angeles office. As a natural team player, Jen works with her clients and helps them achieve their goals in complex litigation and arbitration. Jen has experience litigating a variety of complex matters, including antitrust, healthcare, insurance regulations and consumer class actions. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Jen worked at Sidley Austin’s Chicago office where she focused on consumer class actions and insurance and reinsurance disputes.

Jen is passionate about empowering others and serves as a mentor to foster youth and minority law students in LA. Jen also frequently speaks about diversity and inclusion issues in the legal profession. To date, Jen has spoken about women and minority issues at over ten corporate headquarters, law firms and professional conferences across the nation.

Jen graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Larry A. Burns in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Ignatius Bau

Healthcare Policy Consultant, Health Care Policy Consultation Services

Ignatius Bau is an independent health care policy consultant working on issues of health care reform, health equity, language access, cultural competence, health workforce diversity, and health information technology. His organizational clients have included the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Chinese Community Health Care Association, and California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. Bau also has served as a consultant for Consumers Union, National Partnership for Women and Families, AARP, American Diabetes Association, state Medicaid programs, and foundations. He has served on expert advisory groups for the Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, National Quality Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Joint Commission, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the federal Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and California Department of Health Services.

Bau is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for ten years at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. He also worked at APIAHF, where he led community advocacy to establish the original White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 1999. He was the principal author of reports from the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2001 and 2014. His work has been recognized by awards from the National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project, National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, State Bar of California Legal Services Section, Asian Law Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, and Asian Health Services.

Counsel, Arent Fox LLP

Lanhee Chen, Ph.D.

Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; and an affiliate of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also a Counsel at the law firm of Arent Fox LLP.

A veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, Chen has worked in government, the private sector, and academia.

Most recently, Chen was an adviser to Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign. In 2012, he was the policy director for the Romney-Ryan presidential campaign, as well as Governor Mitt Romney’s chief policy adviser; a senior strategist on the campaign; and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy. He advised Romney on every major public policy challenge facing the United States and worked with a variety of stakeholders, including the congressional leadership, industry and business interests, and policy experts, to shape the campaign’s issues agenda.

Legal and Policy Director, Health Access California

Tam Ma

Tam M. Ma is Legal and Policy Director at Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition working for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. She represents health care consumers in the Legislature and before administrative and regulatory entities. Ms. Ma started her career as a California Senate Fellow and has served as senior staff to Senators Mark Leno and Sheila Kuehl, where she advised the Senators on policy and state budget issues relating to health and human services, consumer protection, housing, women’s issues, and the judiciary. Ms. Ma has been honored by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault for her work to strengthen protections for survivors of these crimes. She advocated for the rights of low-income tenants when she was a trial attorney with Legal Services of Northern California's Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act project. Ms. Ma serves on the board of the Women's Foundation of California and is a trainer and mentor for its award-winning Women's Policy Institute. She has also served on the board of the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento and is Past President of My Sister's House, a local domestic violence shelter. Ms. Ma received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Partner, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC

Felicia Sze

Felicia Y Sze is a recognized expert in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement matters.  She advises healthcare providers of many types on a wide array of compliance and reimbursement matters and in disputes with managed care entities and government payors.  She regularly reviews, revises and negotiates managed care contracts with a focus on those using alternative payment models. She was most recently a partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., out of their San Francisco office and is currently starting a new boutique health law firm in Northern California called Rotenberg & Sze.