2019 Health Law and Policy Summer Institute Faculty
Erica Kraus is an Associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the Washington D.C. office of Sheppard Mullin. Ms. Kraus focuses her practice on representing healthcare entities in regulatory compliance matters. Ms. Kraus advises clients on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, assists clients in responding to government investigations, and represents clients in False Claims Act litigation. Ms. Kraus also assists clients with regulatory due diligence in transactional matters, and through advocacy with federal and state regulators, and leverages her background in health policy to help clients maximize opportunities in the changing health care landscape.
Ms. Kraus will be co-teaching the False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry in the 2019 Health Law & Policy Summer Institute.
Derek Kung serves as the VP and General Counsel for MedAssist with broad expertise in corporate affairs and healthcare regulatory matters. He has worked with various provider types across the healthcare industry spectrum, including physician practices, laboratories, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. Mr. Kung's experience includes advising clients on Stark, Anti-Kickback, and other fraud and abuse laws; investigating compliance related matters; HIPAA and various other federal and state privacy statutes and regulations. Mr. Kung has experience in mergers and acquisitions, structuring joint ventures, and other corporate transactional matters. Prior to joining MedAssist, he was with a law firm's corporate health care group and former general counsel of a clinical laboratory. Derek holds a BA, Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC as well as a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA.
Professor Kung will be teaching Health Care Business Transactions in the 2019 Health Law & Policy Summer Institute.
Asha Scielzo serves as the Associate Director of AUWCL's Health Law and Policy Program and as an Adjunct Professor of Law. In this leadership role, Professor Scielzo assists with development of the health law and policy curriculum, recruitment of adjunct professors, expansion of health law externships, career counseling, career panels and other programming. She advises the student-led Health Law & Policy Brief and Health Law & Policy Students Association. She founded and manages the annual WCL National Health Law Writing Competition and directs the annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute. Professor Scielzo brings over 15 years of large law firm practice experience to the law school. As a practitioner, she concentrated her practice on health care regulatory counseling, with expertise in fraud and abuse and reimbursement considerations and their impact on day-to-day operations, corporate compliance and governance, and transactions.
Professor Scielzo will be teaching (i) Health Care Corporate Compliance and Governance; and (ii) The False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry in the 2019 Health Law & Policy Summer Institute.