University of California, Berkeley School of Law
(J.D., 2012 with Certificate in Law & Technology)
(B.A., Science & Technology Studies and French Area Studies, 2006)
Phi Beta Kappa
HONORS AND AWARDS
Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch - Health Care Law (2022)
Super Lawyers - New York Metro Rising Star (2020-2021)
American Health Lawyers Association
Taras M. Czebiniak is a Senior Attorney at Garfunkel Wild, P.C., which he joined in 2017. He is a member of the Health Care, Health Care Information and Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups. Mr. Czebiniak holds the CIPP/US designation (Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States private-sector privacy).
Mr. Czebiniak advises health care clients on a wide variety of commercial, transactional and related regulatory matters with his primary focus on completing strategic and commercial technology transactions. His experience in the health care technology area helps clients successfully navigate their health care technology transactions. Since joining the firm, Mr. Czebiniak’s practice has included a range of information technology transactions and service agreements for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care clients.
In addition, Mr. Czebiniak advises health care clients undergoing health system affiliations in connection with their Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings and antitrust bureau voluntary access requests.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Czebiniak was an intellectual property transactions and corporate group associate in the Boston and New York offices of a large international law firm. His advisory and licensing work spanned trademarks (including registration), copyrights, patents, trade secrets and other intangible proprietary regimes. He advised clients on a variety of intellectual property matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions, joint ventures, collaborations, licensing and other arrangements across many industries. He regularly worked with private equity investors, financial institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, educational institutions and nonprofits. He also advised clients such as fund sponsors, operating companies and institutional investors on the enforceability of electronic signatures in the context of federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, Mr. Czebiniak’s pro bono practice included nonprofit formation and advice and political asylum applications.
In law school, Mr. Czebiniak served as Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and also worked in a supervised clinic representing applicants for political asylum. In 2010, he worked as a summer law clerk at the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, drafting Commission memoranda and opinions in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. Before law school, he was a legal assistant at a major New York law firm focusing on antitrust litigations and HSR filings.
Mr. Czebiniak received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2012, and his B.A. from Cornell University in 2006. He is a native Ukrainian speaker and is fluent in French.
Speeches and Events
- "Nonprofit Governance: Updates under the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013," presentation with colleagues to around 50 nonprofit organizations funded through Columbia Community Service, Inc. and to Columbia Law students, delivered at Columbia University (October 2, 2015) (prior to joining Garfunkel Wild)
- Co-Presenter on major Copyright Law developments of 2014 at the 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review, organized by the Boston Bar Association in Boston, MA (January 8, 2015) (prior to joining Garfunkel Wild)
- Note, "When Congress Gives Two Hats, Which Do You Wear? Choosing Between Domestic Industry Protection and IP Enforcement in § 337 Investigations," 26 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 93 (2011)