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Svetlana (Lana) Ros

  • Jun 15, 2020Lana Ros Named Somerset County Bar Association Trustee

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named a Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA), based on her depiction of exceptional service both in the legal industry and the Somerset County community.

    “It has been my pleasure to be a part of the Somerset County Bar Association and I look forward to serving in this leadership role. I’ve learned so much through the education provided and met a lot of great people, and I look forward to continuing my work with the Association and advancing its mission,” said Ros.

    About the Somerset County Bar Association

    Founded over 100 years ago, the SCBA is dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and legal referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators, and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction. The SCBA promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time within both the legal community and the community at large.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. Ros routinely represents health care professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Industry Group, Ros draws on her extensive knowledge and background in dealing with regulatory agencies to assist health care providers and non-health care clients to navigate the complex and developing area of medical cannabis. She frequently writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting health care professionals, such as medical cannabis, over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros is very active in the legal community. In addition to now being a Trustee for the SCBA, she currently serves as its Continuing Legal Education Committee Co-Chair. Ros is also the Secretary for the New Jersey State Bar Association Health Law Section, a member of the Cannabis Law Committee for the New York State Bar Association, a member of the Healthcare Forum Steering Committee of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, and serves on the Supreme Court of New Jersey District XA Ethics Committee for East Morris and Sussex Counties. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

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  • May 28, 2020Lana Ros and Rebecca Warren to Present to New Jersey Medical Societies on Reopening Practices

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and the Hon. Rebecca L. Warren (Ret.), Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “The Road Back to Recovery: Resuming Elective Surgery and Reopening Medical Practices,” 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, for multiple medical societies, in which the firm is general counsel for, as part of its COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series.

    “Making sure your medical practice is compliant in every way is essential and we realize that a physician’s focus is on the delivery of medical care, but ensuring that your practice is compliant from a legal point of view is like preventative medicine; it is more effective and usually much less costly,” said Ros.

    Warren added, “We realize that physicians need a trusted legal resource to provide practical guidance and the necessary tools to correctly resume their medical practices. Our educational webinars and informative blogs are specifically tailored to assist physicians so that their attention can be focused on turning the key, reopening their doors, and treating patients in the ‘new normal.’”

    For more topics related to COVID-19, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Medical Practices Webinar

    Ros and Warren will review New Jersey Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 145, allowing physicians to resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures. Other discussion topics include office set-up for patients and staff, employees refusing to return to work, screening patients before allowing them into the office, potentially being sued by employees or patients if they claim they contracted COVID-19 in the office, and the legal obligations to supply workers with PPE. They will also answer participant questions within the webinar. However, it is strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance via email to marketing@norris-law.com with “TOWN HALL QUESTION” in the subject line by 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    About Rebecca Warren

    Warren devotes her practice to labor and employment, business and corporate matters, and general liability litigation. As a former in-house corporate attorney and having counseled businesses for over 25 years, she is acutely aware of the unique and varied legal needs of business clients. Warren has created thousands of customized legal documents for corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and sole proprietors. She is also well-versed in providing legal strategy and guidance regarding daily business issues and concerns ranging from employment matters to third-party disputes.

    As a former prosecutor, Warren is well-positioned to counsel clients in crisis management, internal and governmental investigations, and regulatory and business compliance. She has represented prominent clients in high-stakes and multi-million-dollar cases at the county, state, and federal levels in multiple states. In addition, Warren has extensive experience in insurance defense, white-collar crime, election law, health care, commercial law, estate practice and administration, family law, and real estate. She received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991 and her B.A. with honors from Bloomsburg University in 1988.

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  • May 27, 2020Lana Ros and Bruce Wisotsky Present to Medical Practice Management on COVID-19 Financial Impact and Bankruptcy

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and Bruce J. Wisotsky, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101,” at noon on Friday, May 29, for the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and eight other state Medical Group Management Associations.

    “COVID-19 has brought on significant financial hardships to small businesses, including medical practices. In the face of a practice’s substantially reduced income and mounting debt, it’s helpful to be educated on avenues of business preservation,” said Wisotsky.

    Ros added, “We continue to provide critical information, updates, and best practice directives as the health care industry is severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is imperative that they be aware of their options, now and in the future.”

    For more topics related to the coronavirus, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Financial Impact

    Ros and Wisotsky will discuss the different bankruptcy chapters available to businesses, the recently enacted Small Business Reorganization Act, and the impact of the CARES Act on the ability to obtain bankruptcy relief, with an emphasis on the availability of those laws on medical and other professional practices. They will also answer participants’ questions. For more information about the NJMGMA, visit njmgma.com.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros, a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Wisotsky, a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law Practice Group, represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions; treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings; and retention bonus issues. Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky received his J.D. in 1978 from Temple University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Temple University.

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  • May 26, 2020The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and Bruce J. Wisotsky, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101,” for the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and eight other state Medical Group Management Associations.

    About the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Webinar

    Discussion topics will include:

    • How the CARES Act has raised the debt ceiling for small businesses
    • Different chapters of bankruptcy
    • Sub-Chapter V rules in the Small Business Reorganization Act
    • Which chapter of bankruptcy may be appropriate for medical practices experiencing financial hardships caused by COVID-19
    • What factors must be considered when determining whether to file for bankruptcy

    When: Friday, May 29, 2020

    noon – 1:00 p.m.

    Registration: njmgma.net

    About Lana Ros

    Lana focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. Lana routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health. She often writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Bruce represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions. Bruce has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions; treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings; and retention bonus issues.

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  • Apr 28, 2020Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Present to Medical Management on COVID-19 Employment Law Updates

    Patrick T. Collins, Svetlana (Lana) Ros, and David N. Vozza, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the virtual town hall, “COVID-19 Guidance: A Discussion about FFCRA and Other Employment Laws Impacting Medical Practices,” at noon on Friday, May 8, for nine state chapters of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

    “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on significant changes to the employment law landscape and because it is extremely fluid and constantly changing, it’s critical to monitor and understand the ongoing developments,” said Collins.

    Ros added, “For medical practices on the front lines, staying up-to-date on the coronavirus is vitally important. That’s why we have been dedicated to providing critical information, updates, and best practice directives.” For more topics related to the coronavirus, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Employment Law Update

    Collins, Ros, and Vozza will address the recent employment law passed in response to COVID-19, strategies to manage obligations regarding employment contracts in the midst of COVID-19, and how to deal with reduced hours. They will also answer participants’ questions regarding the recently expanded Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Leave, furloughs, layoffs, employment contracts, and other employment issues medical practices are currently facing. For more information about the MGMA, visit mgma.com.

    About the Presenting Attorneys

    Pat Collins

    Collins, Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, practices labor, employment, and personnel law on behalf of employers and management. He is experienced in all areas of litigation in both federal and state courts, defending discrimination and sexual harassment claims, wrongful discharge and whistleblower suits, and claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the multitude of other civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. In addition, Collins represents parties in breach of contract claims, and in actions involving unfair competition, restrictive covenants, and confidentiality agreements.

    Collins has appeared before state human rights agencies throughout the country, as well as the EEOC, the National Labor Relations Board, and various wage and hour agencies. He has represented employers in numerous labor grievance/arbitration proceedings, and in a variety of other matters relating to the unionization of employees and collective bargaining. Collins has also worked extensively with employers on public works contracts to ensure compliance with prevailing wage laws.

    Much of Collins’ practice concentrates on counseling employers in making workplace decisions that will reduce or avoid entirely the risk of litigation. He regularly counsels his clients on matters concerning independent contractors and contingent workers, employment policies, employee discipline and terminations, reductions in workforce, and plant closings. Collins has conducted sexual harassment investigations and employment law audits, as well as drafted numerous employee handbooks and substance abuse and workplace privacy policies. He has also conducted management and employee training and legal compliance sessions in a variety of areas, including the performance appraisal process and anti-harassment.

    Collins received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983 and his B.S. from Glassboro State College in 1979.

    Lana Ros

    Ros, a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    David Vozza

    Vozza, a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences Law Practice Group, devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts.

    Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation. Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

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  • Apr 09, 2020Lana Ros Speaks to Physicians and Practice Managers on COVID-19 Round Table Conference Call

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., joined MDAdvantage, a medical professional liability insurance provider, and Elizabeth Lorell, Esq., of Gordon & Rees, Scully Mansukhani, LLP, on April 9 for a round table conference call to discuss the challenges physicians and practice managers have been facing and will continue to face due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    “It’s really important to come together, virtually, as an industry as much as we possibly can and lean on each other for information and help during this trying time. It was my pleasure to share my knowledge and answer questions regarding the developing laws and regulations pertaining to the coronavirus crisis in the health care industry,” said Ros.

    About the MDAdvantage COVID-19 Round Table

    The purpose of the conference call was to clarify many of the new regulations put forth during the COVID-19 public health emergency affecting physicians and their health care practices. Discussion topics included the standards of care related to telemedicine, how to handle exposure to the coronavirus, and how staff layoffs would affect a practice, including from a loan standpoint. Frequently asked questions were also presented, and an open discussion was offered.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. Ros routinely represents health care professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting health care professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

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  • Dec 10, 2019David Vozza and Lana Ros Present to New Jersey Medical Management on Fraud and Abuse

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and David N. Vozza, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., are presenting “Fraud and Abuse: Current Regulatory Trends and Avoiding Investigation” at the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s 2019 Payer Day.

    About the Presentation

    “I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak at another NJMGMA event, as these are important topics for those managing medical practices,” said Vozza, who spoke at the December 6 event at Pines Manor in Edison.

    Ros added, “It’s a scary subject for health care professionals to talk about, but one they must acknowledge. We are honored that we can help shed some light to avoid potential legal issues.” She will be presenting on the Friday, December 13, event at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford.

    The presentation includes applicable federal guidelines and regulations related to agreements and referral relationships entered by medical practices, how patient interactions can lead to investigations, and ways to avoid those investigations.

    Other discussion topics come from Aetna, AmeriHealth, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Mike Enos, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, of Enos Medical Coding, is also a presenter, speaking on coding changes for the upcoming year. For more information and to register, visit njmgma.com.

    About the Presenters

    David Vozza

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of health care and litigation. He defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts.

    Vozza also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.

    Vozza earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2001 and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1998.

    Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

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  • Nov 04, 2019Lana Ros to Co-Present Webinar on Legal Cannabis and the Health Care Industry

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Legal Cannabis and the Health Care Industry” with Franklin M. Lee from Tydings & Roseberg in Baltimore, Maryland, and Seann M. Frazier from Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs in Atlanta, Georgia.

    About the Presentation

    Hosted by Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise, the webinar will be available Thursday, November 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ros will provide a brief overview of the recent expansion of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program. She will focus predominantly on factors health care providers should take into account when considering incorporating medical marijuana into their medical practice, including lack of guidance from licensing agencies on the standard of care.

    “The ever-changing New Jersey medical marijuana laws have been one of the more interesting topics in the health care industry, so I look forward to continuing to educate and be educated, especially in comparison to how other states have progressed,” said Ros.

    For more information and to register, visit cc.readytalk.com.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin enjoys an international reputation for excellence through its membership in Meritas, an established global alliance of more than 180 independent, full-service law firms. As the only member firm located in New Jersey, Norris McLaughlin utilizes Meritas to connect clients with quality representation in every state and in over 90 foreign countries. The firm’s membership provides clients with immediate access to high-quality legal services in other jurisdictions around the globe.

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