Health Services


Kaiser Quoted in FierceHealthcare Article
June 23, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser was quoted in a recent FierceHealthcare article entitled, “After Implied Cert Ruling, Courts will Focus on Materiality.” To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Richman and Malerba successful in representation of medical management company
| Health Services | Medical Malpractice Defense
Congratulations to our partners David Richman and Ben Malerba who successfully represented a medical management company against claims by a physician who alleged that he was wrongfully expelled by his medical practice. The physician claimed that the practice’s medical board and management company did not have sufficient grounds to terminate his participation in the practice …
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Kaiser Quoted in Boston Globe and Bloomberg BNA
June 21, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser was quoted in a recent Boston Globe article entitled, “Supreme Court Rules Mass. Family Can Continue Suit Over Daughter’s Death,” and a recent Bloomberg BNA article entitled, “Unanimous Supreme Court Sets Outer Limit on FCA Liability.” Jeff provided both publications with expert commentary on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Universal …
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Ullman quoted in Natural Products Insider
June 13, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in the June 9, 2016 issue of the Natural Products Insider in an article entitled, “Herb Kratom Faces Hurdles to Become Legal Dietary Supplement.” Click here to read article. …
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Ullman and Shapiro Issue USU Law Monthly Update
June 3, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman and Stephen Shapiro have issued their USU Law Monthly Update for June 2016. June 2016 USU Law Update …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2016 – Insurance and Health Services practices selected for inclusion
May 27, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services
Uniondale, New York – June 1, 2016 – The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has included Rivkin Radler LLP.  The firm is listed in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group is recognized among “Notable Firms” for Healthcare in New York. “The Chambers USA Directory is one of the premier resources …
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Shapiro authors article for Natural Products Insider
May 17, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Steven Shapiro authored an article for Natural Products Insider entitled, “The Demise of Ephedra” as part of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first Supply Side West. Click here to read the article. …
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Ullman speaker at the Council for Responsible Nutrition Regulatory Summit
May 5, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be a speaker at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Regulatory Summit.  Marc’s topic is entitled, “Industry perspective on ingredient status.” CRN’s Regulatory Summit is a one-day conference in Washington, D.C.  It is focused on exploring FDA and industry perspectives on regulatory implementation and compliance regarding dietary supplement GMPs and other provisions …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook
March 4, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “Bearing Any Burden – Industry scrutiny and the economics of contract manufacturing.” Click here to read entire article. …
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Rivkin Radler to Host Inaugural Meeting of the Long Island Greek American Chamber of Commerce
February 24, 2016 | Health Services | Corporate
Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural meeting of the Long Island Greek American Chamber of Commerce.  This power breakfast will be held on Wed., February 24 at 8 a.m. and will feature guest speaker, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.  Rivkin Radler partners Stella Lellos and George Choriatis are the …
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Ullman quoted in Nutritional Outlook
| Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Nutritional Outlook article entitled, “The Price of Dietary Supplement Contract Manufacturing.” Click here to read entire article. …
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Malerba and Mitchell attend the grand opening of a medical marijuana dispensary
January 29, 2016 | Health Services
Benjamin Malerba and Gregory Mitchell attended the grand opening of a medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead as guests of its operator, Columbia Care. The dispensary, one of four Columbia Care is authorized to operate in New York, is the only licensed dispensary in Suffolk County. Columbia Care also operates dispensaries in Manhattan, Rochester, and Plattsburgh. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Associates
January 27, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Fraud | Corporate
Uniondale, New York – January 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Sean Gorton, Ada Kozicz, Steven Lee and Sean Simensky have joined the firm as Associates. Sean Gorton, of Merrick, NY is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Fraud practice group.  He focuses his practice on insurance …
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Balboni and Lewis to Present Seminar
January 26, 2016 | Health Services | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
RedLand Strategies, Rivkin Radler and MSA Security will be presenters at the Greater New York Health Care Facility Association’s Understanding and Mitigating Security Risk in the Healthcare Setting seminar. Theft or breach of personal, medical, or financial information is a serious issue. With nearly every aspect of our lives being managed or impacted by computers, awareness of cyber security …
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Shapiro to be a Panelist at New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting – Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section
January 14, 2016 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Steven Shapiro will be a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section.  The meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 28 at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City. Steven’s panel is entitled, “Cosmetics Law Update Including Personal Care Products Safety Act & Food …
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Ullman quoted in National Outlook magazine
January 13, 2016 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in the National Outlook article entitled, “Holding the Line. Click here to read entire article: http://dc.cn.ubm-us.com/i/614811-nutritional-outlook-december-2015/15 …
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Malerba Named Top Healthcare Lawyer
January 9, 2016 | Health Services
Benjamin P. Malerba was named a Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer for 2015 by the Ambulatory M&A Advisor. The list designates the healthcare transaction lawyers who have achieved a high degree of recognition and success within their field. The individuals listed were nominated by clients, colleagues and other service professionals within the healthcare transaction field. The …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Five New Partners
December 22, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Health Services | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo, Jeremy Honig, Michael McIsaac and Amy Wiedmann have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members …
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Kaiser Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 30, 2015 | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser was quoted in an article for Natural Products Insider. The full article entitled, “Emails Highlighted as Incriminating Evidence in USPlabs Indictment,” can be found here. …
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Kaiser Quoted in Nutraingredients Article
November 19, 2015 | Health Services
Jeff Kaiser was recently quoted in a nutraingredients-usa.com article entitled, “Once it gets Warmed up, Government can Wield Big Hammer, Former Prosecutor Says.” To read the full article, Click Here …
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Mulè and Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider
November 13, 2015 | Appeals | Health Services
Michael Mulè and Marc Ullman were recently quoted in an article for Natural Products Insider entitled, “NBTY, Retailers Named in Amended Herbal Supplement Class-Action Lawsuit.” To read the complete article, Click Here …
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Rivkin Radler attorneys present at Greater New York Healthcare Facilities Association
November 11, 2015 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Employment & Labor | Health Services
Michael Balboni, Benjamin Malerba, Chris Kutner, Geoffrey Kaiser, John Diviney, and Reema Sultan present at a Greater New York Healthcare Facilities Association (GNYHCFA) seminar entitled “Nursing Home Compliance Updates: HIPAA and Corporate Responsibilities. …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredient Articles
November 3, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman has recently been quoted in a number of articles for nutraingredients-usa.com. Please click on the titles below to read the full article. GNC Shares Drop 15% After Oregon AG Alleges use of “Illegal” Ingredients in Products Sharfstein Floats New Regulatory Framework Dialing in on Safety and Backing Off on Claims Supplement Firm Still in Operation Despite …
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Ullman Quoted in Whole Foods Magazine
October 31, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent Whole Foods Magazine article entitled, “Industry Leaders Discuss Future of Dietary Supplements.” Please click the link below to read the complete article. Whole Foods Magazine …
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Ullman Quoted in Nutritional Outlook Magazine
October 27, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a recent article for Nutritional Outlook Magazine entitled, “The Dietary Supplements Industry Won the Bayer Case, but Still Needs to Watch the FTC, Leaders Warn.” To read the full article, Click Here …
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Ullman on panel for webinar
October 21, 2015 | Health Services
Rivkin Radler partner, Marc Ullman, will be on the panel for a webinar entitled, “Choosing the Right Test for Your Dietary Supplement.” Description of webinar: There isn’t an identity test available that is a one-for-all.  While the FDA holds the manufacturer responsible for the identity, purity, strength and composition of the product. Not all manufacturers …
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Shapiro speaker at conference
October 9, 2015 | Health Services
Steven Shapiro will be a co-speaker at the SupplySide West Conference, to be held in Las Vegas, NV on October 9.  Steven’s workshop is entitled, “Key Considerations in Selecting and Working with a Contract Manufacturer:  The Quality Agreement. Descriptive: Many dietary supplement companies?whether large, mid-size or small operations, or single innovative entrepreneurs looking to have …
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Ullman on Panel at SupplySide West Conference
October 7, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be a panelist at the SupplySide West conference on October 7, in Las Vegas, NV.  The program is entitled, “Facing the Future of Dietary Supplements in the United States.”  Program description: “Last year was the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA), which forms the …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Appeals | Health Services
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and …
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Ullman Instructor at EAS Consulting Group Seminar
September 29, 2015 | Health Services
Marc Ullman will be an instructor at EAS Consulting Group’s seminar entitled, “Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Training Seminar,” to be held on September 29-30, 2015. Program description: In light of the pressure being placed on the FDA to increase enforcement of the dietary supplement regulations, a thorough review of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) is warranted. This …
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Ullman & Shapiro & Ullman join Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel
August 31, 2015 | Health Services
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, announced that Marc Ullman, Steven Shapiro and their firm, Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman have joined Rivkin Radler as Of Counsel. The new alliance brings together Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman, LLP (USU), one of the natural products/dietary supplements industry’s leading regulatory law firms with Rivkin Radler LLP, …
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Balboni selected as a member of the Board of Directors of Center for Cyber & Homeland Security
June 24, 2015 | Health Services | Corporate | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Michael Balboni, Of Counsel in the Firm’s  Corporate & Commercial and Health Services Practice Groups, has been selected to the Board of Directors of the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University.  The members of the Board provide high-level guidance and support to the leadership team at the Center, and help …
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Balboni panelist at the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies’ 9th Annual Scholarship
June 17, 2015 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Health Services | Corporate
Michael Balboni will be a panelist at the Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies’ 9th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Panel Discussion. Michael’s panel will be discussing the topic of “Physical and Cyber Security in Today’s Global Markets” at the event being held Wednesday, June 17 at the Hofstra University Club. Former New York …
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Rivkin Radler issues Health Alert on OIG Fraud Alert from OIG
June 12, 2015 | Health Services
This week, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a Fraud Alert (attached) reminding providers that physicians who enter into compensation arrangements such as medical directorships must ensure that those arrangements reflect fair market value for bona fide services, or face potential criminal, civil and administrative sanctions.  Prompting the Alert were recent settlements reached by …
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Kaiser Featured in Long Island Business News
June 11, 2015 | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser, a Partner in the Firm’s Health Services Practice Group, has been featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Health Care Law section. Please click the link below to view the Column. Adobe Reader is required to view the bulletin. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your PC, click here …
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Kozicz selected to become a Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra University
June 7, 2015 | Health Services
Ada Kozicz was selected to become a Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra University based on her academic achievements and concentration in health law. The Gitenstein Institute engages in numerous community outreach projects that strive to bridge gaps in access to care and pave the way for positive …
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Malerba speaker at Hofstra Law CLE entitled, “What Attorneys Need to Know About Health Law”
June 3, 2015 | Health Services
Benjamin Malerba, a Partner in the Firm’s Health Services Practice Group, is a speaker at a CLE hosted by Hofstra Law entitled, “What Attorneys Need to Know About Health Law.”  Ben with participate in Panel II – Special Considerations in Navigating Corporate Transcations with Health Care Clients.” The CLE is hosted by Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, …
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Strober Victorious
May 12, 2015 | Health Services
Eric Strober, a partner in the Firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group, obtained a defense verdict after a three week podiatric malpractice trial in Rockland County NY. The plaintiff had alleged the overuse of steroids causing damage to one of the major tendons of the foot requiring extensive reconstructive and grafting surgery. The plaintiff also alleged lack …
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Malerba and Mitchell to present at the Nassau County Bar Association
May 7, 2015 | Health Services | Corporate
  On May 7, Benjamin Malerba and Gregory Mitchell, members of Rivkin Radler’s Health Services Practice Group, will be presenting a program entitled, “Medical Marijuana Comes to New York State,” at the Nassau County Bar Association.  Ben will be speaking about the New York program, including the registration of patients, how physicians may certify patients, …
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Sass Presents Seminar For Montefiore
April 23, 2015 | Health Services
Health Services Associate Russell Sass presents seminar for residents at Montefiore Hospital. The seminar entitled, “Negotiating Your First Physician Employment Contract and How to Avoid the Pitfalls” provides young doctors with invaluable information and advice in the areas of  physician compensation, malpractice insurance, regulatory issues and more. …
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Strober & Valverde Present Seminar
March 30, 2015 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Partners Eric Strober and Frank Valverde presented on the topic of “Legal & Insurance Issues in Pest Control,” at the New York Pest Management Association’s Bed Bug Workshop. …
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Health Services Group issues an Alert
March 18, 2015 | Health Services
Benjamin Malerba and Gregory Mitchell, members of the Firm’s Health Services Practice Group, have issued an Alert entitled, “Senators Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana.” Click here to read full text …
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Kutner receives prestigious award from the American Red Cross
March 15, 2015 | Health Services
Health Services Partner, Chris Kutner receives the 2015 Clara Barton Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors given by the Amercian Red Cross. Chris received the award from John Miller, the CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate Reema Sultan
January 26, 2015 | Health Services | Corporate
Uniondale,  New York ? January 2015 ? Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Reema Sultan, who joined the firm in September 2014, has been admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Reema Sultan, of Elmont, is a member of the Firm’s Health Services Practice Group.  She …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Six Attorneys
January 5, 2015 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Francine Adler, Matthew Feinman, Frank Holahan, Adam Kominsky, Russell Sass, and Andreea Stefanescu have joined the Firm. “The partnership is delighted to welcome these new attorneys.  They add to the stature of our firm and our goal to ever strive for excellence in …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Four New Partners
January 1, 2015 | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Appeals
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Mecchella Bushwack, Justin Calabrese, Scott Green and Geoffrey Kaiser have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members of the …
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Flynn & Kaiser present seminar entitled, “Legal Update and Quality Management”
November 19, 2014 | Health Services
Geoffrey Kaiser and Kerry Flynn present a seminar entitled, “Legal Update and Quality Management.”  The seminar will provide the opportunity to gain knowledge regarding HIPAA, corporate compliance and the importance of quality improvement initiatives and collaboration.  Sponsored by the Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association and IPRO, the seminar will take place at the …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2014 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2014 | Appeals | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Corporate
UNIONDALE, NY ? Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys were named to the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Bankruptcy, Health Care Law and Business Litigation. Below are the honorees …
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Bushwack Among LIBN 50 Most Influential Women
September 30, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services
Jacqueline Mecchella Bushwack has been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News.  Jacqueline is a member of the Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability & Toxic Tort Practice Groups.  Launched in 2000, the Top 50 Program honors the Island’s premier professional women for their exceptional accomplishments, …
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Hon. Michael A. L. Balboni joins Rivkin Radler
July 1, 2014 | Health Services | Corporate
Uniondale, New York  Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, announced today that Hon. Michael A. L. Balboni, of East Williston, has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Mr. Balboni will be working to further serve the firm’s clients as well as expand its services in the areas of cyber, financial and energy-related …
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