Program Schedule


Keynote Panel Address:

Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall 100
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

This event is open to the public and free of charge

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1:00 – 1:15pm Opening Remarks

Dean Theodore RugerDean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Claire Finkelstein, Co-founder and Faculty Director, CERL; Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania  

Sandy Sheller, President & Director, Sheller Family Foundation

1:15 - 2:45pm

Panel 1: Criminal Law Solutions


ModeratorProfessor Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Faculty Director, CERL


Attorney General Matthew Denn, Attorney General of Delaware

Attorney General Chris Carr, Attorney General of Georgia

Ms. Bridget Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor, City of New York

Judge Patrick Dugan, Chief Judge, Philadelphia Veterans Court.

Dr. Steve Xenakis, Brigadier General (ret), Army Medical Corps

 2:45 – 3:00pm


 3:00 – 4:15pm

Panel 2: Corporate Responsibility and Civil Law Solutions


Moderator:  Mr. Chris Naughton, American Law Journal


Mr. Don Migliori, Attorney, Motley Rice

Ms. Gerianne DiPianoPresident & CEO, FemmePharma

Mr. Stephen Sheller, Founding Partner, Sheller P.C. Law Firm

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Brandeis University

Dr. Thomas Farley, Health Commissioner, City of Philadelphia

 4:15 – 4:30pm


 4:30 – 6:00pm

Panel 3: Regulatory Solutions


Moderator: Mr. Chris Mondics, Legal Affairs Journalist, formerly of The Philadelphia Inquirer 


Dr. Steve Daviss,Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Chief Medical Officer and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Dr. Steve Peskin, Chief Medical Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Ms. Maria D.Quinonas-Sanchez City Councilwoman, Seventh District, City of Philadelphia

Ms. Roseann Termini, Widener University School of Law

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger, Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy,  Perelman School of Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania

 6:00 – 7:30pm       

Cocktail Party  - Haaga Lounge (The Goat)