Michal E. Ovadia

Michal Ovadia is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Health Care practice group. Michal provides counsel to health care clients in regulatory and transactional matters.

What do you focus on?

Compliance and Regulatory

I represent health care providers big and small, ranging from large health care systems and medical schools to home care agencies. I counsel clients on federal and state regulatory matters alike, including compliance with HIPAA and state-issued mandates. I also guide academic medical centers through the process of attaining and maintaining ACGME and AOA accreditation of their graduate medical education programs.


I focus on facilitating deals for New York-based hospitals and private practices, and ensure that they remain compliant with the complex laws and regulations that occupy the health care space. I also draft corporate documents and conduct due diligence so that our clients can accurately and efficiently close deals.

I also represent a psychiatric hospital in weekly mental hygiene hearings.

What do you see on the horizon?

The deadline for AOA-accredited programs to comply with the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System is fast approaching and will bring with it unique challenges, both for the programs making the change and for the ACGME as an accrediting body. I look forward to helping my clients make the transition.


  • “Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury,” Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, September 2016
  • “Proposed class action data breach suit against health insurer quashed for lack of sufficient injury,” Privacy Alert, June 2, 2016
  • “Health care data breach case highlights risk to companies for unauthorized use of data by employees,” Health Care Alert, May 13, 2016
  • “Fourth Circuit: insurer has obligation to provide defense under CGL policy to data breach claim,” Health Care Litigation Alert, April 25, 2016
  • “California hospital settles data breach case with largest per plaintiff payout in history,” Health Care Alert, March 28, 2016
  • “Second Circuit disagrees with Fifth Circuit on who is a whistleblower under Dodd-Frank—bound for the Supreme Court?,” Securities Law Alert, September 14, 2015
  • “The New NPDB Guidebook brings changes for hospital and health care entity reporting of adverse clinical privileges actions,“ Health Care Alert, June 19, 2015
  • “CMS releases revised 855R Application for Reassignment of Medicare Benefits,” Health Care Alert, December 2, 2014
  • “Tax Breaks for Tattle Tales: Legislating to Catch Craigslist Criminals,” Hofstra Law Review, 2013

Proposed Class Action Data Breach Suit Against Health Insurer Quashed for Lack of Sufficient Injury

Privacy & Cybersecurity Report | September 01, 2016

Government investigations and white collar defense partner Tina Sciocchetti and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column that discusses a federal district court’s dismissal of a putative class action filed on the heels of the health insurer’s disclosure of a data breach involving approximately 1.1 million plan members.

The Risk of Data Misuse by Health Care Co. Employees

Law360 | May 25, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Tina Sciocchetti, health care partner Laurie Cohen and commercial litigation associate Michal Ovadia co-authored this column discussing the risks companies that collect or maintain sensitive personal information face when a rogue employee compromises data security.


Michal E. Ovadia


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7634

Fax: 844-528-8515

Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, J.D.

Hofstra University, B.A., summa cum laude

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

New Jersey

  • New York State Bar Association, Member and Women in the Law Committee Member, Co-Chair, Legislative Subcommittee
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
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