Heidi Schult Gregory, leader of the Harris Beach PLLC Health Care Industry Team, has been named managing partner of the firm’s Rochester office. In this role, Ms. Gregory will be responsible for strengthening the office’s local practice, managing day-to-day operations and overseeing commitments for community support and involvement. She takes over the role from Philip G. Spellane, who served as office managing partner for the past four years and will continue his business and commercial litigation practice and service on the firm’s Compensation Committee.
Ms. Gregory will continue her full-time practice advising health care provider clients on an array of legal and regulatory compliance issues, including risk management, governmental investigations, medical ethics, patient care matters, clinically compliant operations, HIPAA, health information management, clinical trials, telemedicine, professional discipline, and medical staff bylaws and credentialing. She also focuses on healthcare litigation, including guardianships and mental hygiene proceedings.
Ms. Gregory will be presented a 2018 “Leader in Law” Award from The Daily Record, a legal and real estate newspaper in Rochester, in recognition of her dedication to the legal profession and commitment to the community. The award will be presented on Nov. 12.
“Harris Beach was founded in Rochester more than 160 years ago and has 225 attorneys and staff located here,“ Ms. Gregory said. “This office has a long-standing history of dedication to community outreach. I look forward to sustaining and evolving that commitment and serving the changing legal and professional services needs of our clients here. Receiving the Leader in Law award at the same time makes this a fall to remember.”
Ms. Gregory is deeply involved in the legal profession and the Rochester community. She is a current member of the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the Western District of New York, and is a member of the Judicial Hearing Officer Screening Committee of the Fourth Department Appellate Division. She is the former chair of the Attorney Grievance Committee for the Fourth Department. She just completed her second stint on the board of directors of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA), having served as president and secretary in the past, and more recently, as chair of its Nominations Committee.
Ms. Gregory is the long-time co-chair of the Health Law and Reproductive Rights Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Ms. Gregory is also a former trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association and of the Board of Advisors for Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Coordinated Care Services, Inc., a locally headquartered not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing essential business and consulting services to human service organizations throughout the state. She received her juris doctorate from Albany Law School and did her undergraduate studies at Siena College.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms according to 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 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. The firm’s more than 220 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.