Ancient Viruses to Modern Treatment: Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

Is an ancient virus the reason humans are susceptible to substance use disorders? How has modern medicine changed the way we treat substance use disorders? If I know a colleague who has a problem with alcohol or drugs, what can I do to help? This course answers these important questions so that today's lawyers have the tools they need to help themselves or a colleague.

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Credit Type: Competency Issues (Participatory)

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

New York

Credit Type: Ethics and Professionalism (Both (New & Exp Attys))

Total Credits: 0.5 hours

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Houman Ehsan
Houman Ehsan holds a JD, MD, and an MBA, a combination that allows him to focus his practice on the nexus of medicine, business, and the law. As an attorney–physician, he provides clients with legal and factual analysis of complex medical and scientific issues arising from products liability and healthcare litigation defense, healthcare due diligence, and healthcare financial arrangements. He has extensive experience working with expert witnesses in both products liability and general healthcare litigation settings. And within O’Melveny, Houman himself is recognized as an in-house expert, called on to translate the intricacies of the healthcare and life-sciences industries into practical advice for fellow litigators. He counsels clients ranging from biopharmaceutical, to managed health care, to technology companies through deposition and litigation strategies.
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