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Patrick Haddad offers comment before Michigan House of Representatives' House Law and Justice Committee, regarding Senate Bill 872, which proposes to extend retroactively the civil statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct 

May 17, 2018

Image resultKerr Russell member Patrick Haddad offered comment before the Michigan House of Representatives' House Law and Justice Committee, on May 16. The meeting also aired on “House TV,” and Pat's remarks begin at the 26:25 minute mark. Pat offers comments on behalf of the Michigan State Medical Society  (where he and Kerr Russell colleague Daniel Schulte serve as legal counsel) on Senate Bill 872, which proposes to extend retroactively the civil statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct violations (CSC) and adds a grace period for minor victims of CSC. View here. 

An excerpt from Pat's comments: "As the Committee knows from testimony by the Society’s President on the House sexual assault prevention package, the Michigan State Medical Society and its physician members fully support legislative efforts intended to ensure that patients are protected through appropriate means from rogue criminals who would seek to betray their patient’s trust by committing crimes under the pretense of providing medical treatment." Pat then details the possible impact and potentially unintended consequences of the proposed legislation.

Following Pat's remarks, Maura D. Corrigan, former Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services and also a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (1998-2011), observes, "As two preceding witnesses have said, [we must endeavor] to avoid unintended consequences and permit the public and private agencies that do the imperfect but dedicated work of helping children to continue to do their jobs, to exist, and to get better on a daily basis. … Why do we have statutes of limitations? Mr. Haddad explained to you the reason that we have them and I’m not going to repeat what our Supreme Court has had to say on this subject as Mr. Haddad spoke about that very well.”


Patrick Haddad has over 25 years of experience in the areas of securities, corporate law, health care law and insurance. He is chairperson of the firm’s Securities Law Practice Group and co-chairperson of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group.

In his securities and corporate practice, Patrick represents public companies, the boards of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, statewide professional associations, health care professionals, hospital systems, joint ventures, management/service organizations, and managed care delivery systems. His work includes disclosure and compliance relative to current, quarterly and annual filings; Section 16 reporting and representation of corporate directors and officers; corporate governance; audit committee and compensation committee representation; public offerings; private placements; and negotiation and documentation of complex business transactions

Patrick’s health care law practice includes advising on provider contracting, change of ownership (CHOW), certificate of need (CON), hospital/medical staff relationships, third party payor reimbursement, and state and federal laws regulating the delivery of health services and the business of health care.

He also advises a wide array of mortgage originator and insurance clients, including agents, captive, casualty, property, professional liability, health and worker’s compensation insurers, third party administrators, and self-funded health plans. Patrick frequently assists clients regarding the drafting and analysis of federal, state and local legislation and regulation. He also represents clients before federal and state courts and administrative tribunals.

Patrick is a frequent speaker before legal and business groups on the topics of securities and health care, including presentations on peer review, physician self-referral, anti-kickback, compliance plans, HIPAA, and antitrust.

Patrick was named to The Best Lawyers in America®, by Woodward/White, Inc. in the area of health care law.


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