John Carpenter is a founding partner at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley in Los Angeles, CA. John’s practice focuses on helping clients with the gravest injuries – especially wrongful death and traumatic brain injuries – recover the money they need to reestablish their lives. He has tried dozens of catastrophic injury cases to verdict. John has worked to obtain record-setting verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Peter K. Spillis has more than 25 years of experience in high-stakes civil trial work. He began his career at one of the preeminent defense firms in Florida, where he tried his first jury trial only one year out of law school. He was soon handling personal injury and medical malpractice trials throughout the state.
In 2014, he joined Kelley|Uustal, where he now uses his insight and experience with the insurance industry to help protect the rights of individuals and families. He heads the firm’s medical malpractice team and continues to handle complex commercial and product cases. He has tried over 40 cases to verdict.
Rasa Fumagalli, JD, MSCC, CMSP-F is an Illinois-licensed attorney and the Director of MSP Compliance Services for Synergy Settlement Services. Rasa and her team provide plaintiff attorneys with initial consultations to address any Medicare Secondary Payer compliance issues that may arise in connection with their clients’ personal injury or workers’ compensation cases.
Prior to joining Synergy Settlement Services, Rasa worked as a workers’ compensation insurance defense attorney in the Chicago area. She has spent the last ten years focusing her practice on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance issues. As the former Director and VP of MSP Compliance for a national vendor, she has extensive experience in working with parties to effectuate settlements while addressing Medicare’s interests in a reasonable manner. Rasa’s knowledge, experience, and passion for navigating the intricacies of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, supporting regulations and CMS allow her to provide valuable and pragmatic guidance in all stages of settlement discussions.