Roy W. Breitenbach, an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on the concerns of hospitals, physician practices, skilled nursing facilities and other health care providers, is joining Harris Beach PLLC as a partner.
Roy will be part of the Harris Beach Health Care Industry Team, which advises clients on navigating government regulations, certification, accreditation and compliance issues. The team also advises the industry on operations, litigation, labor, third-party reimbursement, financing, tax, real estate, environmental issues, mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, and other legal matters.
A 1991 graduate of the St. John’s University School of Law, Roy also advises employers across industries on labor and employment issues and business disputes, including “business divorces” and unfair competition issues.
Examples of his health care representative matters include:
- Successfully representing 15 hospitals in a jury trial contending that a major managed care company systemically underpaid the hospitals millions of dollars.
- Obtaining a complete defense verdict on behalf of major New York metropolitan area hospital system in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by four patients who are deaf, and who contended that system failed to provide them with adequate interpreting services.
- Defending a New York City ENT practice in a protracted dispute with a national managed care company over allegations of fraud and abuse, overbilling, and up-coding, turning an initial claim against his client into a multi-million dollar recovery.
- Successfully defending a New York hospital against whistleblower and retaliation claims brought by a nurse manager contending various health and safety violations, as well as other improper conduct.
Roy will be based at the firm’s Uniondale, New York office and represent clients across New York and the country.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.