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Meet Your Distinguished Faculty:

 peter kazon

 Peter Kazon is a Senior Counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Alston & Bird. He advises laboratories, diagnostic companies and companies with new technologies on regulatory and compliance matters, including approval and clearance, coverage, coding, and reimbursement issues. He serves as outside counsel to the American Clinical Laboratory Association. Mr. Kazon received his BA, magna cum laude, from Tufts University and earned his JD from Temple University.

 Alan Mertz

 Alan Mertz has been President of ACLA since 2003. He has overseen tripling of ACLA’s membership; greater visibility of ACLA in Congress and the Administration; expansion of ACLA membership services, meetings and programs; and a series of key advocacy successes. From 1998-2003, Mr. Mertz was Executive Vice President and Acting President of the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), and from 1980 to 1998 served in three senior staff positions in the House and Senate. He was selected as a John C. Stennis Congressional Fellow in 1996, taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University from 1997-1999, and is a lecturer at American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mertz holds a master’s degree in American politics from American University and a BA in government from Monmouth College.