Thomas Kenny Among Speakers at 2021 Nebraska Bar Health Law Seminar and Government Procurement Law ProgramNews | August 25, 2021
Thomas Kenny, a partner in Kutak Rock’s Omaha office, spoke at both the 2021 Health Law Seminar, presented by the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Government Procurement Law Program coordinated by George Washington University Law School on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Mr. Kenny presented his session “Private Equity in Healthcare—Two Perspectives,” along with Richard D. Vroman of Koley Jessen, PC, LLO at the 2021 Health Law Seminar. The session covered financing and management practices of healthcare providers regarding private equity and its increasing role from both a transactional, operational perspective and from a litigation, risk management perspective. The seminar provided lawyers who practice health law with an overview of issues impacting the healthcare industry including emerging matters from COVID-19, coding for lawyers, private equity in healthcare, and ethics.
The Government Procurement Law Program was a free two-week summer series that featured an introduction to U.S. bid protests. Mr. Kenny discussed “Post-Award Protest Grounds & Next Steps in Reform.” Speakers who joined Mr. Kenny included Marcus Childress, Senior Associate at Miller & Chevalier Chartered; Kristen Ittig, Partner at Arnold & Porter; and David Drabkin, Consultant at Drabkin and Associates, LLC.
The series focused on the history of bid protests; the available bid protest forums in the federal government; standing and timeliness requirements for protests; how awarded contracts may be stayed; how bid protests are processed; protections for confidential information in protests; common grounds for protests; and potential areas of reform.
Thomas Kenny is co-chair of the firm’s national Healthcare Litigation Group and national Government Disputes Group and leads the firm's State and Local Bid Protest Team. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Health Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and previously served as vice chairman of the Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association.