Roig Lawyers Attorneys Present on Regulatory Compliance to National Insurance Carrier
August 3, 2015
Roig Lawyers, a minority-owned, multi-practice litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across six offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that Jessica Z. Martin, Partner (Deerfield Beach), and Dennis LaRosa, Healthcare Policy Advisor (Tallahassee), will present a program on August 11, 2015 to Traveler’s Auto Insurance SIU Team in Orlando covering regulatory compliance as it relates to insurance defense.
“At Roig Lawyers we believe that continually updating and educating our lawyers is one of the most important aspects of a comprehensive PIP defense. It is even more important that SIU's stay on the cutting edge of new and innovative issues so that cases that come to defense counsel utilize the most current thought in the industry,” said Martin.
The presentation will cover specific topics such as medical director responsibilities and the implications of clinic licensing, and exemptions under current and newly enacted legislation together with innovative ideas in defending insurance law suits. In recent years, regulatory compliance has become a significant tool for auto insurers in fighting personal injury protection fraud and abuse. It will also cover recent case law regarding Section 627.736(6)(b) requests for pre-suit discovery, and other investigative tools to obtain information regarding whether a clinic is operating lawfully.
Martin has been practicing since 2006 defending Personal Injury Protection (PIP)/No-Fault, bodily injury and uninsured/underinsured litigation and aiding insurance carriers with fraud (SIU) investigations, through Examinations Under Oath (EUO), Section 627.736(6)(c) Petitions/Motions for Discovery, and leading affirmative litigation against fraudulent medical providers. Martin is a skilled trial attorney and is also experienced in the use of alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration, as a means of litigation avoidance. Martin joined the firm in 2002, became a licensed attorney in 2006, and the first female partner in 2009.
LaRosa has over 40 years experience in state licensing, including 10 years as a supervisor at the Agency for Health Care Administration implementing and overseeing health care clinic licensure and exemptions. LaRosa is a sought after speaker in discussing the relationship between state licensing and automobile insurance having made presentations to the Florida Bar, National Insurance Crime Bureau, the International Association of Special Investigative Units, attorneys and judges and has been a witness in numerous federal criminal and civil cases dealing with this subject. While a practicing attorney, he prosecuted scores of administrative law cases, appeals, and represented the State of Florida in both state and federal courts on diverse issues ranging from taxation, state licensing, and environmental law to admiralty. He has been a healthcare policy advisor with Roig Lawyers for the past two years.