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Connecting Advocates, Empowering Change

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  • 2024 Annual Conference
    2024 Annual Conference
    Membership Offer
    September 24th and 25th
    Orlando
    September 24th and 25th
    Orlando, 8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
    Elevate your expertise and connect with industry leaders on the forefront of positive change. Don't miss this transformative experience at ACRD's premier event.
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Our Featured Speakers.

ACRD Executive Director

Lauren Kager

With nearly 20 years of experience in leadership and training development as well as 10+ years of experience in personal development, Lauren brings a dynamic approach to operational excellence. Her technique behind strategic business growth is summarized in a simple method, Align. Lead. Succeed. In 2010, she combined her experience and degree in business in the Social Security and Veterans disability space leading numerous initiatives in one of the top disability law firms in the country which included training individuals for the EDPNA certification examination. She has continued leading initiatives both within the Social Security disability industry and beyond, focusing on operational alignment, staff development, and educational resources.

Liberty Partners Group

Andrew Woods

Andrew Woods is the Chairman of Liberty Partners Group with 25 years of experience in health policy. He advises clients on federal business and healthcare issues and has represented sectors like radiation therapy, home health, and cardiovascular care. Notably, he helped pass the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act. Andrew also served as legislative counsel to Sandy Hook Promise. He has strong ties with Members of Congress and serves on several finance committees. A magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, he is admitted to practice in four states. Andrew has also been a trustee for Calvert Hall College High School and the Jemicy School.

Pillersdorf Law Offices

Ned Pillersdorf

Born in the Bronx, NY, Ned graduated from Vanderbilt University and McGeorge School of Law. He has practiced criminal defense and civil litigation in Prestonsburg, KY for 43 years. Ned has represented hundreds of Eric Conn's former clients and organized volunteer lawyer training. Featured in CNBC's "American Greed" and Apple TV's "The Big Conn," he recently settled a class action for Conn's clients. Married to former Supreme Court Justice, Janet Stumbo. In 2023, Ned was the first Kentuckian to receive the ABA Pro Bono Award and he was also awarded by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives this year at their annual conference in Nashville.

Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano

J. Anklowitz

J is a Managing Attorney at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, specializing in Social Security Disability. He holds a BA from the College of New Jersey and a JD from Touro College. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Florida and in the Federal Courts of the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. With 20 years of experience, he also handles Commercial Litigation, Estates, and Personal Injury cases. J regularly assists Veterans in both legal and personal matters, organizing events, visiting nursing homes, funerals, and participates in fundraising. He is a Past-Commander of the Sons of the American Legion and Past-Judge Advocate for his local American Legion Post.

                       

        

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