Health Care Law in the Supreme Court

The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies

Madison, WI Chapter


Health Care Law in the Supreme Court

Panel Includes:

Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute

 Michael D. Leffel, Partner, Foley & Lardner


Monday, April 30, 2012

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Madison Club, 5 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI

$15.00 for Federalist Society members

$20.00 for non-members

 (Lunch included – see payment options below)

CLE Pending

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 26 to:

Andrew Cook – or 608.219.4632

About this event: The U.S. Supreme Court recently held oral arguments spanning three days in one of the most highly anticipated cases in the modern era, Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a consolidated series of challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the ObamaCare case.

This panel of experts will analyze the issues before the Court, and give their impressions of the oral arguments. Please join us for what promises to be an important and educational preview of the critical issues facing the Supreme Court before it renders its decision this summer.


About the speakers:

Robert A. LevyRobert A. Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute’s board of directors. He joined Cato as senior fellow in constitutional studies in 1997 after 25 years in business. He also sits on boards of the Institute for Justice, the Federalist Society, and the George Mason University School of Law. He founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of financial information and software, and was its CEO until 1991. Levy clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1997 until 2004, Levy was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. He has written numerous articles on investments, law, and public policy. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications. Levy has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC’s Nightline, CNN’s Crossfire, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Hardball, and NBC’s Today Show. His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. Levy received his Ph.D. in business from the American University and his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law.

Michael D. Leffel  Michael D. Leffel is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and is the chair of the firm’s Class Action Working Group. He is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices.  He has served as counsel for clients in fourteen cases before the United States Supreme Court, and has represented parties in numerous cases before courts of appeals at both the state and federal level. He has also represented clients before various regulatory agencies and in congressional investigations.  Prior to joining Foley & Lardner, Mr. Leffel worked for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., where he was awarded the John H. Pickering award for his commitment to pro bono representation.  Mr. Leffel is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997) and was the managing editor of the Michigan Law Review.  After graduation from law school, Mr. Leffel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Background Reading

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Andrew Cook

The Hamilton Consulting Group, LLC.

10 East Doty Street, Suite 500

Madison, WI  53703

**Tables of eight can also be purchased.**

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