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DenaDeFazio

Associate

"I use both my legal skills and background in social work to generate unique, comprehensive approaches to resolving critical issues for health care clients."

Overview

Biography

Dena focuses her practice on both regulatory and compliance issues in the health care industry as well as health care-related litigation and administrative proceedings. She routinely assists with research, writing, and presentations, and drafts memoranda and other court documents.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law and Young Lawyers Sections

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Served as counsel to a home health care agency and provided representation in multiple audits by the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), resulting in significant reductions in overpayment amounts. Also negotiated settlement agreements with OMIG, resulting in agreements for even lower overpayment amounts.

  • Representing a physician in a landmark lawsuit against insurers for failing to protect the physician's confidential information from fraud and abuse by third parties.

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Summer Associate
  • Albany Law School Government Law Center, Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Legal Intern
  • Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center, Health Law Clinic, Legal Intern
  • Albany County Family Court to Judge Susan Kushner, Summer Legal Intern

Selected Community Activities

  • Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority, Union College Zeta Kappa Chapter, Academic Affairs Advisor

Selected Honors

  • Albany Law School, Eva E. Bastow and Honorable Earle C. Bastow ’19 Memorial Scholarship, 2015-2018
  • Albany Law School, Gold Public Service Award, 2018
  • Albany Law School, Moscowitz Health Law Clinic Prize, 2018
  • In Our Own Voices, LGBT Community Advocacy Award, 2017
  • Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, Robert F. Bensing Award, 2017
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA), “Approaching Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression in Healthcare Settings”
  • National Association of Social Workers – New York State Chapter (NASW-NYS), “How to Survive a New York State Justice Center Investigation”

Selected Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

NYS Courts to Implement Early Mandatory Mediation

Alerts

Takeaways From the USDA Interim Final Rule on Domestic Hemp Production

Alerts

The SHIELD Act: Update

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