BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. is proud to announce the addition of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Area to the already outstanding practice area options within the firm. The Honorable Paul W. Armstrong, J.S.C. (retired), and Daniel G. Giaquinto, former Mercer County Prosecutor, will co-chair the new department.
"We are excited to be able to offer the Alternative Dispute Resolution option to our clients," said Managing Partner Michael J. Schoppmann. "Judge Armstrong and Dan Giaquinto have unparalleled experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution and we look forward to capitalizing on those strengths to provide our clients with a more expeditious and less expensive manner to resolve disputes and controversies."
Paul W. Armstrong, M.A., J.D., LL.M., was nominated to the Superior Court by the Governor of New Jersey and the Senate confirmed his nomination in the Spring of 2000. Judge Armstrong was granted judicial tenure in the Spring of 2007 by the Governor and Senate of New Jersey. Judge Armstrong sat in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Somerset,, Hunterdon and Warren Counties and was assigned to the Criminal, Civil, and Family Divisions. He is qualified in New Jersey as a mediator and provides Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. Judge Armstrong served as the Chairman of the Conference of Drug Court Judges, Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance, Megan's Law - Three Judge Disposition Committee (Doe v. Poritz), Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education and Co-Chairman-Somerset Veterans Assistance Project, and Former Chairman of the Vicinage XIII Minority Concerns Committee. He has also served as Chairman of both the New Jersey Bioethics Committee (formally known as the Commission on Legal and Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Health Care), and the Governor's Advisory Council on AIDS.
Mr. Giaquinto is a Partner with KACS, where he heads the firm's white collar criminal law section. He focuses his practice on the defense of healthcare professionals in criminal investigations and prosecutions; State Board licensing matters; civil penalty, adverse administrative and credentialing healthcare matters; and Government and Commercial Insurance audits. He is also qualified in New Jersey as a mediator and provides Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. Mr. Giaquinto has successfully defended physicians and other health care providers in: Federal and State criminal matters; disciplinary actions before the NJ, NY and PA State Medical Boards; DEA Adverse Administrative Actions; Hospital and Military Medical Command Adverse Credentialing Actions; HIPAA Compliance and Law Against Discrimination Investigations; and Medicare and Medicaid Exclusion Actions.
Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. has been dedicated to the representation and defense of physicians and other healthcare professionals for over thirty years, becoming one of the nation's largest Healthcare Law Firms devoted to meeting, and mastering, the unique legal needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
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