St John’s University School of Law
(J.D., cum laude, 2002)
Managing Editor, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary
(B.A., Economics, 1998)
New York State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
HONORS AND AWARDS
New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2017)
American Health Lawyers Association
Robert Del Giorno is a Partner/Director at Garfunkel Wild, P.C., which he joined in April 2008. He is a member of the firm’s Compliance and White Collar Defense Group, Health Care Group and the Litigation & Arbitration Group.
Mr. Del Giorno’s practice includes the representation of hospitals, physicians, laboratories, nursing homes and other health care industry-related clients (both for profit and not-for-profit) in the area of health care compliance, with a specific focus on fraud and abuse laws. He has particular expertise assisting clients with internal investigations and frequently defends clients in both civil and criminal investigations conducted by federal and state agencies. Mr. Del Giorno has defended local New York hospitals and individual providers in complex, multi-million dollar Federal and New York State False Claims Act cases and has handled a wide variety of other high-profile matters. Mr. Del Giorno also represents clients in the health care and early intervention industries with regard to audits conducted by government agencies.
In addition, Mr. Del Giorno frequently assists clients in developing effective compliance programs, working with them to develop and implement policies tailored to meet their individual needs.
Mr. Del Giorno frequently consults on a variety of business transactions and arrangements, including asset purchases, financing and factoring agreements, among others. In this regard, Mr. Del Giorno conducts due diligence reviews of health care providers in order to help clients identify and understand potential health care compliance risks and liabilities.
Mr. Del Giorno started his career with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in New York City, where he focused on commercial litigation and criminal defense matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Del Giorno served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office where he tried numerous cases to verdict. As a member of the Special Victims Bureau, he handled cases involving victims of sex crimes and domestic violence. Many of Mr. Del Giorno’s cases and trials were covered by the media, including his trial of a man featured on America’s Most Wanted.
Mr. Del Giorno attended Fairfield University where he graduated in 1998 with a B.A. in Economics. He received his law degree, cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law in 2002, where he served as the Managing Editor of the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary.
Speeches and Events
- "Protecting Factors of Healthcare Receivables," Webinar for the International Factoring Association (May 18, 2016)
- Co-authored chapter entitled "Clinical Laboratories" in the Legal Manual for New York Physicians (Sixth Edition)
- Pitfalls Of Proffers In The Second Circuit: United States V. Velez, The Champion, July 2004
- "Corporate Counsel As Government's Agent: The Holder Memorandum And Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307, The Champion, August 2003