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Immunity and Scope of Practice Issues During COVID-19

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  • Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP

    As general counsel for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., (CAP) since 1992, Mr. Ownby directs a legal staff and outside counsel to deliver legal solutions to this industry-leading medical professional liability company. Working with industry coalitions and company-retained lobbyists, Mr. Ownby provides analysis and key communications for CAP’s health care liability legislative program.

    Other duties at CAP include management of regulatory compliance, board governance, and liability coverage matters. Mr. Ownby also promotes patient safety through his regular column for physicians, “Case of the Month.” In 2010, CAP published Mr. Ownby’s columns in the book: “Medicine on Trial: Risk Management Lessons from Litigated Cases.” Mr. Ownby earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1987. He is a cum laude graduate of California State University, Northridge, where he earned a BA degree in Political Science.

  • Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles

    Since 1982, Michael V. Lamb has specialized in the defense of physicians and hospitals. After working as an associate with Rushfeldt, Shelley & McCurdy for seven years, in 1989 he became a founding partner in Elliot, Lamb, Leibl & Snyder, a 17-attorney firm specializing in medical malpractice defense. As a trial attorney, Lamb has successfully defended physicians on numerous occasions in both the Superior Court and arbitration. Immediately prior to joining Schmid & Voiles in 1997, he gained insight into the plaintiff’s bar, working at Grassini & Wrinkle, where he prevailed at trial in a legal malpractice case. Mr. Lamb received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979. Mr. Lamb received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he graduated with distinction.

July 22, 2020
Wed 12:00 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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