Lisa G. Arrowood Delivers Lecture at Boston College Law School About Impact of Whistleblower Decision


Arrowood LLP founding partner, Lisa Arrowood, spoke at Boston College Law School on January 31, 2024 about the Massachusetts Health Care Whistleblower Act and the firm’s summary judgment victory in Zappala vs. Steward Health Care Services.

Speaking to an audience of law school students, Ms. Arrowood talked about the Zappala case, in which her firm represented a physician whistleblower who worked at a hospital owned and operated by the country’s largest for-profit healthcare network, and the lasting impact the Zappala decision will have in the future on hospitals who claim that the peer review privilege shields their actions in retaliating against whistleblowing physicians.

“Complaints about substandard care by physicians and healthcare workers are still protected whistleblowing,” asserted Ms. Arrowood, “especially in the context of repeated complaints to a hospital which never initiates a peer review or takes any action to address the poor care.”

Throughout her career, Ms. Arrowood has been a guest lecturer and panelist at many universities, conferences and organizations including Harvard Law School, Brown University, Boston Bar Association and New Hampshire Bar Association.