Michal Ovadia is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Health Care practice. Michal provides counsel to hospital systems, academic medical centers, and medical schools. Michal also counsels clients through complex internal, state, and federal investigations, and she is a member of Nixon Peabody’s State Attorneys General practice. Michal joined Nixon Peabody as a litigation associate before shifting her practice to the health care space, and she continues to represent clients in all phases of litigation.
I represent clients through all stages of state and federal government investigations and related litigation. My practice also encompasses internal and regulatory investigations, risk mitigation, and compliance matters in the health care space as well as other industries.
I assist hospital clients with resolving issues related to medical staff bylaws, physician and resident discipline and reporting, and compliance with Joint Commission standards and applicable law. I also conduct medical staff hearings and appeals.
I counsel academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and medical schools with respect to attaining and maintaining Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education and American Osteopathic Association accreditation of the graduate medical education programs. I assist clients with all aspects of the application process, and I am also equipped to manage appeals and reconsiderations.
I anticipate that the Biden-Harris administration will intensify government oversight and prioritize white collar offenses. Regulatory and enforcement agencies are expected to focus their efforts on a number of industries, including the life sciences, environmental, and financial services sectors. I also expect an uptick in False Claims Act enforcement actions in particular. Businesses are encouraged to conduct internal risk assessments and update compliance policies and procedures to ensure best practices.
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, J.D.
Hofstra University, B.A., summa cum laude
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Michal Ovadia received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Health Care Law.