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David E. Daniels, Founding and Managing Partner in the firm, practices primarily in the areas of Health Law, Business/Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Estate Planning and Administration. He serves as counsel to numerous hospitals, physicians, municipalities and other business and health care entities.
Mr. Daniels’ experience as hospital VP for legal affairs, private practitioner, health law arbitrator, hearing officer and judge has given him a practical, results-oriented perspective in his legal practice. He serves as a dispute resolver for American Health Lawyer Association (“AHLA”) Alternative Dispute Resolution Service and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration and Health Law Panels. Mr. Daniels has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 19th – 25th Editions for his work in Health Care Law. He frequently lectures on current health law issues. He serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the 9th Judicial District. Mr. Daniels graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979 with an A.B. with distinction in economics and from Boston College Law School in 1982 with a J.D., cum laude. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. He is an active member of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, including past service as Chair of its Committee on Legislation.
35+ years of experience representing hospitals, health care systems, physicians, ambulatory surgery and imaging centers, nursing homes, home health care agencies, OT’s / PT’s, psychologists, dentists, clinical social workers, and other health care providers.
Has handled hundred of disputes, transactions, investigations and claims including Anti-Kickback; Stark; Medicare; false claims; antitrust; tax exemption; HIPAA; fee splitting; corporate practice and HCQIA matters.
Since 2008, has arbitrated dozens of cases under the AHLA and AAA rules. Arbitrated cases include disputes between owners of physician practices as well as claims disputes between payors and providers. Other cases involve disputes regarding EMR contracts, website licensing, employment, medical staff bylaws and credentialing.
Arrangements, claims and transactions successfully negotiated, drafted and resolved, as the case may be, on behalf of hospital, physician and other healthcare clients include:
Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; Writing Arbitration Awards ~ A Guide for Arbitrators, 2017; AAA Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, 2017; Death By Discovery, Delay and Rules Training Materials, 2016; Arbitrating in a Digital World: Fair and Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery, 2016; AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World (ACE 12), 2015; AAA Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency, 2015; AAA Panel Dynamics: Staying On Course When Things Don’t Go As Planned, 2015; AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2014; AAA Writing Arbitration Awards – A Guide for Arbitrators, 2014; AAA Arbitrators Conducting Legal Research – Good Idea or Bad? 2014; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2012; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2012; American Health Lawyers Association, Arbitration Workshop, 2009.