NJDPA’s Annual Independent Physicians Summit 2022


Todd Mizeski

“Ensuring Patients Receive their Out-of-Network Benefits and OON Providers are Properly Paid for their Services”

Todd Mizeski, Esq., is a Partner in Frier Levitt’s Life Sciences, Litigation Department. Todd joined Frier Levitt in April 2007 and has a broad range of civil litigation experience. He represents healthcare professionals in all aspects of litigation and counseling. Todd regularly represents physicians, medical groups, hospitals, surgery centers, pharmacies, wholesalers/distributors, 340(b) covered entities and contract pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, plan sponsors, and ...

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Joseph Lagana

Health Insurance Arbitration and Current Legislation

Joseph A. Lagana practices in the areas of civil litigation, redevelopment and health insurance arbitration. In addition to his active practice, Joseph serves as a New Jersey State Senator for the 38th legislative district.  He is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice-Chair of the Senate’s Labor Committee and a member of the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.  Prior ...

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Assemblyman Herb Conaway, MD

NJ Assembly Health Committee Chair

The Honorable Herb Conaway, M.D., elected for a 13th term, has been serving New Jersey’s 7th Legislative District as its assemblyman for 24 years. In the 220th Legislature, Conaway is a leader in the Democratic majority, Chairman of the Health and Senior Services Committee, member of the Appropriations Committee, member of the Science and Technology Committee, and sits on the Budget and ...

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Abbey True Harris

The Role of Amicus Curiae: Illuminating the Real-World Impact of Medical Malpractice Court Rulings

Abbey True Harris, Esq., MPP, currently serves as the Director of Legal Affairs and Complex Litigation for NJ PURE, utilizing her training and experience to supervise a number of legal, regulatory and legislative initiatives, and serves as the liaison with outside counsel for litigation efforts on behalf of NJ PURE.   Ms. Harris created and now leads NJ PURE’s Physician Advocacy Team, which ...

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Arthur Lynch

Personal Injury Protection Update

Mr. Arthur V. Lynch is known as one of the premier trial lawyers in the New York metro area. He has tried cases throughout New Jersey, the five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding suburban counties outside of New York City. He has also been invited to participate and litigate cases in Ohio and North Carolina. His 20 years as ...

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Gary W. Herschman

Strategic Transactions for Physicians

When health care companies undergo a major strategic transaction through mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, partnerships, buyouts, or new affiliations, Gary Herschman drives these important transactions to a successful closing. His leadership of deal teams protects his clients’ financial interests, in a regulatorily compliant manner. A skilled negotiator in major deals of any size—small ($5-$25 million), middle market ($30-$200 million), and large ...

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Anthony Argiropoulos

Healthcare Litigation Updates Impacting Physicians

Anthony Argiropoulos is the litigator health care providers, retailers, and commercial enterprises want in their corner when big, complex problems threaten their operations. In contentious disputes involving antitrust, commercial torts, contracts, defamation, Lanham Act, and unfair competition, Anthony aggressively and proactively pursues winning strategies. Clients credit his strategy-driven approach and effective use of the counterpunch to disrupt the status quo and drive ...

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Daniel B. Frier

Tips for Negotiating With Hospitals

Daniel B. Frier, Esq. co-founded the healthcare law firm of Frier Levitt, LLC in 2000, and is Chairman of the firm’s Healthcare Department after many years of dedicating his practice to representing all manner of healthcare providers across the full gamut of healthcare-related legal matters. Dan graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1990 before he went on to pursue a Juris ...

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Marissa Mastroianni

Annual Employment Law Check-Up: Is Your Practice Complying with All Requirements?

Marissa Mastroianni is an attorney at Cole Schotz P.C. whose practice is exclusively dedicated to employment compliance and litigation matters. Clients from across industries, including medical practices and providers across the State, turn to Marissa for counsel on complying with the ever-changing employment law landscape. Serving as a trusted business advisor to her clients, Marissa’s practical advice also incorporates business operations and ...

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Tyla Minniear

Recruit, Train, and Retain a Resilient and Diverse Health Care Workforce for New Jersey

Tyla joined the Quality Institute in 2016 after advocating for health care providers as Director of Government Relations and Policy for the New Jersey Hospital Association. She began her career in state government, working in the Governor’s Office and, later, as Chief of Staff to then-Assemblyman Troy Singleton. Tyla successfully convened people with differing views to move policies forward. She is a ...

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