Healthcare Board of Directors: Meeting Governance and Compliance Challenges

Minimizing Breach of Fiduciary Duty Risks Amid Heightened Government Scrutiny

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, May 11, 2017
Recorded event now available

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel to healthcare boards of directors to navigate increased government and shareholder scrutiny of healthcare board governance. The panel will offer compliance strategies for healthcare boards to minimize liability.


The federal government continues efforts to curb fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry, and shareholders of publicly traded healthcare companies have become more active. As a result, the oversight role of healthcare boards is under heightened scrutiny on all fronts.

Counsel to directors and trustees of healthcare facilities must evaluate and advise adjustments to governance practices to minimize vulnerabilities and anticipate future risks. Failure to exercise adequate oversight may result in government enforcement, shareholder litigation and negative publicity.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines the impact of heightened government and shareholder scrutiny on healthcare board governance and offers compliance strategies for counsel to healthcare boards to minimize legal liability.


  1. Indicators that healthcare board may be ineffective
  2. Evolving law of fiduciary duty
  3. Governance and compliance best practices
    1. Procedures to discourage fraud and misbehavior
    2. Risk management policies
    3. Risk assessment
    4. Budgeting for internal controls and compliance monitoring
    5. D&O insurance and indemnification arrangements
  4. The future of board governance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What fiduciary duties of healthcare board directors are most significant in an environment of heightened regulatory enforcement?
  • What best practices should counsel recommend when advising healthcare boards on minimizing risk vulnerabilities?
  • What protection does the business judgment rule presumption provide to directors and officers?


Heather Delgado, Partner
Barnes & Thornburg, Chicago

Ms. Delgado’s experience includes the representation of healthcare providers, including hospitals, health systems, and group medical practices. Her efforts have included representing these entities in M&As, structuring joint ventures, negotiating and drafting business contracts, drafting and implementing compliance plans, and providing legal opinions regarding tax-exempt status, fraud and abuse statute, self-referral and Stark implications of hospital-physician relationships.

Robert C. Threlkeld, Partner
Morris Manning & Martin, Atlanta

Mr. Threlkeld has substantial experience in Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse matters, managed care disputes, false claims and whistleblower cases, certificate of need matters, licensure and medical staff disputes. He represents hospital systems, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers in a range of regulatory matters, and regulatory and business disputes.


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Fredrikson & Byron

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Karen S. Lovitch


Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo

David A. Manko


Proskauer Rose

John J. Miles

Senior Counsel

Baker Donelson

C. Elizabeth O'Keeffe


Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

J. Peter Rich


McDermott Will & Emery

Donald H. Romano

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Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner

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