LIVE WEBINAR: Legal Do’s & Don’ts of Employment Contracts

Thursday, November 18, 2021 • 7-8 pm ET
Bruce Armon | Managing Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Michael R. Gagnon | Founder & CEO, AOC Connect & JobsInOrtho; CAO-Emeritus, Duke University Orthopaedics

Critical knowledge for ANY orthopaedic job-seeker or employer!

LIVE Q&A with speakers from our highest rated talks!

Learn how to think like a businessperson as you seek your next job in orthopaedics.

When you join an orthopaedics practice, you are also joining a business. Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Employment Contracts will equip you as a current or future practicing physician to confidently navigate job searches, offer letters, contracts, and negotiations — and get the position and compensation you deserve.

Learn about the process from both sides of the table, so you can determine what’s best for you as you decide what’s next!

We’ll demystify the process — and you’ll better understand:

–  The aspects of healthcare law that shape employment contracts:

  • Regulations
  • Credentialing
  • Reimbursement
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Tort law
  • COVID-19

– Internal and external factors to consider in your job search.

– How to manage the adrenaline and anxiety that are normal in the interview process.

– The questions job seekers MUST ask.

– The elements of the offer letter — and what employers are thinking when they create offer letters.

– How contracts are structured.

Bring your questions — Our presenters will carve out time for Q&A.


Bruce Armon

Managing Partner of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Philadelphia

Bruce Armon counsels clients on how federal and state health care laws affect health care businesses. His understanding of corporate health care stems from a combination of his work with physicians, physician groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, ancillary providers, device manufacturers, health care entrepreneurs and insurers as well as his past experience in the Pennsylvania legislature and the health insurance industry. As chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Health Care Practice and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office, Bruce also brings insight on the leadership challenges his clients face from a day-to-day and long-range planning perspective.

Bruce speaks often to physicians and health care audiences, and regularly writes and is quoted about health care issues in external publications, including a February 2017 article in the Delaware Medical Journal, and in firm publications.

Bruce is active in the community, and serves on the boards of the Committee of Seventy and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the CEO Council for Growth, and is a past president of Adath Jeshuran Synagogue.

Who we are: Michael Gagnon is part of the AOC Connect Team.

Michael R. Gagnon, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer – Emeritus, Duke University Orthopaedics; Founder & CEO, AOC Connect

After earning his MBA in 1992, Michael spent his entire 27 year career in academic healthcare administration working for Harvard and Duke. He recently retired as Chief Administrative Officer of Duke Orthopaedics to devote all of his time to AOC Connect, a company he founded in 2005 to organize academic orthopaedic departments and their leadership teams for the purpose of providing best practice in business and leadership.

Today the AOC has 160 University based musculoskeletal enterprises plus another 40 health systems and private practices participating with 4,000+ individual members (including Chairs, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, Chief Administrative Officers, Clinical Operations Directors, Hospital Service Line Directors, Residents, Fellows, and Program Coordinators).

The AOC is #1 rated organization by 97% of academic administrators. In November 2020 Michael founded JobsInOrtho at the request of Residents and Fellows to aggregate all orthopaedic surgeon jobs across the US to simplify the process of identifying and applying for great orthopaedic jobs. Only 16 days after its launch, it became the largest orthopaedic job board in the US.