Retired CEO Howard Root to Headline Broad and Cassel Health Forum Oct. 11


Broad and Cassel’s Health Law Practice Group will once again host national and local experts for discussions around today’s rapidly changing health care landscape at the annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum Oct. 11.

New to the speaker lineup this year is retired CEO Howard Root, who after a five-year ordeal with the U.S. Department of Justice, authored Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO On the Feds’ Hit-List. A corporate lawyer by trade, he founded Vascular Solutions in 1997, and during his tenure, invented and launched more than 100 cardiovascular devices. Root will share his legal nightmare of how he spent years fighting the injustice of false federal criminal charges.

Also offering a keynote presentation is The Advisory Board Company on the playbook for population health followed by two panel discussions. Panel topics will cover compliance and risk, and medical transactions with private equity.

Panels will be moderated by Broad and Cassel Fort Lauderdale Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato and Partner Mike Segal, co-chair of the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Additional Broad and Cassel attorneys joining the panels include Of Counsel Anne Branan and Senior Counsel O. Benton Curtis.

The Health Forum is sponsored by Broward County Medical Association, Dade County Medical Association, Palm Beach County Medical Society, ProAssurance Companies, PYA, South Florida Medical Group Management Association, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, South Florida Hospital News, SunTrust and Withum. 


Seventh Annual Broad and Cassel Health Forum

The cost to attend is $90 and includes lunch and a cocktail reception following the presentations. To register, click here or contact Elizabeth Levine at or 407-839-4229.


11 a.m.-6 p.m.   Wednesday, Oct. 11

11 a.m.             Registration and lunch

12 p.m.             Presentations begin

5 p.m.               Networking cocktail hour for participants, sponsors and speakers


Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317

Broad and Cassel has built one of the most experienced and diversified Health Law Groups in the Southeastern United States. The firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm. Many of the firm’s health lawyers are certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in Health Care Compliance and are Certified Dispute Resolvers with the American Health Lawyers Association. 

Information on the firm’s health law events and industry and attorney news can be found on Broad and Cassel’s Health Law Blog at or on Twitter at

Broad and Cassel LLP is one of Florida’s most prestigious corporate law firms, serving clients worldwide from Boca Raton, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Founded by Alvin Cassel and Shepard Broad in 1946, the Firm has more than 170 attorneys with extensive experience in a wide variety of practice areas including: Corporate and Securities; Construction Law and Litigation; Real Estate Development; Estate Planning and Trusts; Commercial Litigation; Health Law; Land Use and Environmental Law; Taxation; Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Labor and Employment; Eminent Domain; Appellate Law; Public Finance and Capital Projects; and White Collar Defense and Compliance. For more information, please visit us online at or on Twitter and Facebook.

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