Benjamin P. MalerbaPartner
Ben is the co-chair of the Health Services Practice Group and a member of the Privacy, Data & Cyber Law practice.
He counsels a cross-section of healthcare providers, facilities and businesses:
- hospital systems
- ambulatory surgery centers
- diagnostic and treatment centers
- dialysis facilities
- federally qualified health centers
- group practices
- dental practices
- multi-specialty group practices
- independent practice associations
- clinically integrated networks
- accountable care organizations
- management companies
- dental service organizations
- other provider networks
These organizations seek his counsel on a variety of issues:
- mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
- general healthcare business transactions
- state licensing requirements
- corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions
- regulatory compliance
- disputes with managed care companies
- federal and state anti-kickback statutes
- self-referral statutes
- federal and state privacy laws
His practice also covers data breach and response, cybersecurity and data security, with a particular focus on security breaches related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Ben regularly represents licensed facilities before the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council. He also has represented clients before federal and state government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights in its investigations into HIPAA-related security breaches. Ben also counsels clients on the development and implementation of compliance programs for healthcare providers and business associates under HIPAA and on preparing for and responding to HIPAA breaches and investigations.
A frequent lecturer, Ben delivers presentations on healthcare issues before provider networks, hospitals, ASCs, MSOs, DSOs, medical and groups and state professional associations. Ben is an active participant in the Volunteer Lawyers’ Project, representing tenants in landlord/tenant proceedings on a pro bono basis.
Ben serves on the board of directors of Access: Supports for Living Foundation, which conducts charitable activities to help people with challenges live the fullest life possible. Ben has also served on the board of directors of The Guidance Center of Westchester, a not-for-profit that seeks to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work and thrive. Ben served on the board of directors of The Early Years Institute, a not-for-profit that promotes the impact of the early years of life on later success. He has also volunteered with a local chapter of the Boys Scout of America and has coached in youth soccer and baseball leagues.
The prestigious Chambers and Partners named Ben a “Ranked Lawyer” in Band 3 since 2021. Ben has been named to Best Lawyers in America® for Healthcare Law from 2018 to 2024. He was named a Top Healthcare Transaction Lawyer in 2015 and 2017 by Ambulatory M&A Advisor. In 2011, Long Island Business News named Ben one of its 40 Rising Stars Under 40. Ben was also named to the Super Lawyers Metro New York list in Health Care from 2021 to 2023.
Since 2016, the Health Services Practice Group has been recognized in the Chambers USA directory. It has also been listed in The Legal 500.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Section
Nassau County Bar Association’s Health Law Section
American Health Law AssociationEducation
Hofstra University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, M.B.A.
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A.