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RonOakes

Associate

"Using my nursing leadership experience and passion for improving health, I work hard to help my clients best meet the needs of those they serve."

Overview

Biography

Ron’s practice is informed by his background as a nurse leader, which gives him a unique perspective regarding the challenges faced by health care clients. He assists health care and human services providers in a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters, including audits and investigations, self-disclosures, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues, not-for-profit corporate governance, contract analysis and negotiation, and transactional matters.

Ron has experience working with behavioral health providers, home care agencies, hospitals, agencies serving individuals with developmental disabilities, substance use disorder providers, and provider networks, including independent practice associations.

Ron also assists clients with health information privacy and security compliance, including drafting privacy and security terms in health care IT contracts and providing guidance regarding cyber risk liabilities and compliance with data privacy laws, such as HIPAA.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association of New York, Member
  • Professional Nurses Association of Western New York, Member and Former Board of Directors President
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Law Clerk
  • Barclay Damon LLP, Summer Associate
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, Judicial Intern
  • Lexis Nexis, Lexis Associate
  • AYA Healthcare – NYU Langone Hospital, Critical Care Travel Nurse
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital, Emergency Department, Nurse Manager
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital, MSC Emergency Services and SJC Critical Care, Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, ICU, Dialysis, and Telemetry, Nurse Manager
  • Buffalo General Hospital, Surgical ICU, ICU Staff Nurse
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Intermediate Care Unit, Clinical Staff Nurse II

Selected Community Activities

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Student Wellness Society, Former Treasurer
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Former Peer-to-Peer Advocate

Selected Honors

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Jessica Ortiz ’05 Federal Judicial Fellowship, 2021

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We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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