Michael C. Barnes, Esq.

Principal Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • International Conference on Opioids Program Committee
  • Journal of Opioid Management, Editorial Review Board
  • National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Advisory Board
  • National Sheriffs’ Association, Drug Enforcement Committee

Education

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Prevention Conference
    June 15, 2021
    Webinar
    “Community Paramedicine: Mobilizing Resources in Support of Prevention”
    Speaker
  • American Pharmacists Association Institute on Substance Use Disorders
    June 1, 2021
    Webinar
    “Don’t ‘Just Say No’: Preventing Diversion and Addressing Medical Needs”
    Speaker
  • Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
    April 5 – 7, 2021
    Webinar
    “From Outreach to Outcomes: A Call for Consistent Measures Across Post-Overdose Outreach Interventions”
    Moderator
    “Building a Diverse and Informed Bench in Addition Policy”
    Moderator
    “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Addiction Treatment”
    Moderator
  • American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference
    March 15, 2021
    Webinar
    “Dont ‘Just Say No’: Preventing Diversion and Addressing Medical Needs”
    Speaker
  • Alternative Therapies in Pain Management: Evidence-Based Approaches – New York
    November 14, 2020
    Webinar
    “CBD & THC Legal Issues: What Every Clinician Should Know”
    Speaker
  • Alternative Therapies in Pain Management: Evidence-Based Approaches – Tennessee
    November 7, 2020
    Webinar
    “CBD & THC Legal Issues: What Every Clinician Should Know”
    Speaker
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 30th National Conference
    October 22, 2020
    Webinar
    “American Anxieties: A Safe-Space Discussion of Pain, Drug Abuse, and Health Care Policy”
    Speaker
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System
    June 17, 2020
    Webinar
    “Pain Care Legislation and Public Policy”
    Speaker
  • Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Conference
    September 25, 2019
    Durant, OK
    “Compassion and Common Sense: Emergency Responses to Substance Abuse and Mental Illness”
    Speaker
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 29th National Conference
    September 19, 2019
    Portland, OR
    “Trends in Federal Law, Regulation, and Enforcement, and Their Impacts on Pain Management Practice”
    Speaker
  • PAINWeek 2019 National Conference
    September 6, 2019
    Las Vegas, NV
    “I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One in DC: Federal Action and Its Impacts on Pain Care”
    Speaker
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System
    June 26, 2019
    Webinar
    “Pain Care Legislation and Public Policy”
    Speaker
  • Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
    April 22 – 25, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    “Warm Handoffs: Overcoming Barriers to Implemenation”
    Speaker, Moderator
    “15 Trending Topics in 50 Minutes: Substance Use Disorder Policy, Practice, and Payment”
    Moderator
    “Best Practices in Fentanyl Prosecutions, Dark Web Investigations, and Seizure of Cryptocurrency”
    Moderator
    “Legal Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Status, Trends, and Evidence”
    Moderator
  • National Foundation for Women Legislators Annual Conference
    November 14, 2018
    Washington, DC
    “Doctors in Distress: Avoiding Health Care Provider Shortages”
    Presenter
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 28th National Conference
    September 27, 2018
    Bonita Springs, FL
    “The Impacts of Law, Regulation, and Enforcement on Pain Care: An Update”
    Presenter
  • PAINWeek 2018 National Conference
    September 5-6, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    “Legislation and Litigation: Moving Targets Impacting Patient Care”
    Moderator, Presenter
    “Trusted Not Busted: Staying Compliant in a Litigious Environment”
    Presenter
  • Congressional Briefing on Warm Handoff
    June 28, 2018
    Washington, DC
    “Modernizing Opioid Addiction Treatment Protocol: Emergency Departments As a Point of Care”
    Moderator
  • West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
    June 1-2, 2018
    La Quinta, CA
    “To Disclose or Not to Disclose: An Update on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2”
    Keynote Presenter
    “Tightening the Reins: An Update on Legislation and Enforcement Affecting Residential Treatment Programs and Sober Homes”
    Presenter
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System
    May 16, 2018
    Webinar
    “Pain Care Legislation and Public Policy”
    Presenter
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 34th Annual Meeting
    April 28, 2018
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    “Legislation and Litigation: Moving Targets Impacting Patient Care”
    Presenter
  • Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
    April 2-5, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    “Neuroscience for the Non-Scientist”
    Moderator
    “Knowledge and Agility: Pivoting in Response to Federal and State Health Policy Changes”
    Presenter, Moderator
    “Gender Differences and Substance Abuse: Eliminate Discrimination, Improve Treatment and Save Lives”
    Moderator
    “Project Warm Hand Off: From Rescue to Treatment”
    Moderator
  • Minnehaha County Criminal Justice Mental Health Summit
    March 28, 2018
    Sioux Falls, SD
    “Leveraging Law To Support Behavioral Health Interventions”
    Presenter
  • The University of Memphis Law Review 2018 Symposium
    March 16, 2018
    Memphis, TN
    “Addressing America’s Addiction and Overdose Crisis: Warm Handoff Policy Recommendations”
    Presenter, Panelist
  • Addiction Executives Industry Summit and Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative
    March 4-6, 2018
    Ponte Vedra, FL
    “Warm Handoff Policies and Programs: Collaborative Efforts To Intervene and Treat Addiction”
    Keynote Presenter
    “The Straight and Narrow Bottom Line: Law and Ethics Related to Third-Party Payment”
    Presenter
  • Moments of Change 2017 Conference
    October 4, 2017
    Palm Beach, FL
    “One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? Legislation and Litigation Impacting the Future of Addiction Treatment”
    Presenter
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 27th National Conference
    September 14, 2017
    Phoenix, AZ
    “Have the Political Changes of 2017 Benefited People with Pain? Regardless, We Can”
    Presenter
  • PAINWeek 2017 National Conference
    September 6-9, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV
    “How Policy, Guidelines and The Media Challenge Patient Access to Opioid Management”
    Moderator, Presenter
    “How Many Lawyers Does It Take To Keep a Practitioner out of Trouble?”
    Moderator, Presenter
    “Making America Treatment Friendly Again: Federal Policy and Pain”
    Presenter
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons Advocacy Summit
    June 28, 2017
    Washington, DC
    “Spotting and Spurning the Risks of Black Market and Improperly Compounded Drugs”
    Presenter
  • West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
    June 1-4, 2017
    La Quinta, CA
    “Getting Patients in the Door the Right Way: Law and Ethics of Marketing Practices”
    Presenter
    “Show Me the Money: Law and Ethics of Billing & Collection Practices”
    Presenter
  • National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
    April 18-19, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    “Four Ds To Success: Leveraging Innovation To Change Behaviors, Prevent Substance Use and Enhance Treatment”
    Presenter
    “Leveraging Federal and State Parity Laws”
    Moderator
    “Case Studies in Partnership: County Health Department/University Health System and State Health Department/HIDTA”
    Moderator
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 33rd Annual Meeting
    March 16, 2017
    Orlando, FL
    “How Policy, Guidelines, and the Media Challenge Patient Access to Opioid Pain Management: Shifting the Focus from Politics to Patients”
    Roundtable Participant
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O)
    March 8, 2017
    Webinar
    “Pain Care & Prescription Drug Abuse: Current Topics, Legislation & Policy”
    Presenter
  • Addiction Executives Industry Summit
    February 1, 2017
    Naples, FL
    “Navigating the Complexity of Varying Standards: State, Federal, and Insurer”
    Presenter
  • Human Abuse Liability & Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Conference
    November 2, 2016
    Arlington, VA
    “Essential Elements of Legislation to Foster a Transition to Medications with Abuse-Deterrent Properties”
    Plenary Presenter
  • National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities Annual Conference
    October 20, 2016
    New Orleans, LA
    “Science, Not Stigma, Should Drive Policy: An Update on Medications with Abuse-Deterrent Properties”
    Presenter
  • PAINWeek 2016 National Conference
    September 9-10, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    “Trends in Federal and State Policy and Their Impacts on Pain Management”
    Faculty
    “Managing the Risks of Prescribing Controlled Medications”
    Faculty
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) 26th National Conference
    September 8, 2016
    Louisville, KY
    “A Call for Balance in Pain Care & Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: Legislation & Policy”
    Presenter, Panelist
  • Congressional Roundtable on Opioids (U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, PA-6)
    July 26, 2016
    Pottstown, PA
    “Compassion, Not Contempt: The Essential Elements of Opioid-Related Policies”
    Presenter, Panelist
  • International Conference on Opioids
    June 6, 2016
    Boston, MA
    “If Not You, Who? A Call for Informed Professionals To Engage in Opioid-Related Policy Making”
    Presenter
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    May 14, 2016
    New Orleans, LA
    “The Realities of Pain: Treatments, Costs, Challenges, and Solutions”
    Faculty
    “Innovations in Pain Management”
    Faculty
  • Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine
    May 13, 2016
    Washington, DC
    “Closing Legal Loopholes To Improve Health Care”
    Moderator
  • Broward Behavioral Health Conference: Building Healthier Communities
    May 10, 2016
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    “Engaging Policy Makers To Advance Compassion and Eliminate Contempt in Behavioral Health Policy”
    Presenter
  • Millennium Health Educational Program
    April 14, 2016
    Webcast
    “Urine Drug Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Consensus-Based Ethical Approach”
    Presenter
  • New York State Pain Society
    April 1-3, 2016
    West Harrison, NY
    “Establishing Clinically Rational and Ethically Sound Urine Drug Testing Protocols”
    Presenter
  • National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
    March 28-31, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    “Buprenorphine: Knocking Out Pill Mills and Minimizing Diversion”
    Presenter
    “Addiction Is a Disease, Not a Choice, and Should Be Treated As Such”
    Moderator
    “Best Practices in Treating Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice Population”
    Moderator
    “Advances in Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction”
    Moderator
  • Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Summit
    March 9-10, 2016
    Alexandria, VA
    “The Impacts of Federal and State Policy on the Development and Use of Abuse-Deterrent Medications”
    Presenter
  • Addiction Executives Industry Summit
    January 31-February 3, 2016
    Naples, FL
    “Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in Addiction Treatment”
    Keynote Presenter
  • The Pain Society of the Carolinas
    January 30, 2016
    Charleston, SC
    “Establishing Clinically Rational & Ethically Sound UDT Protocols”
    Presenter
  • Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
    January 27, 2016
    Webinar
    “Pain Care and Prescription Drug Abuse: Current Topics, Legislation, and Policy”
    Presenter

 

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