Martinez, Lourdes M.

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Lourdes M. Martinez


111 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021
P: 516-393-2221

411 Hackensack Avenue, 5th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
P: 201-518-3421

350 Bedford Street, Suite 406A, Stamford, CT  06901
P: 203-316-0483

Compliance and White Collar Defense
Health Care
HIPAA Compliance

St. Johns University School of Law
(J.D., 1992)
University of Scranton
(B.S., Chemistry and Business, 1988)

New York
New Jersey


Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
New Jersey Supreme Court

Best Lawyers in America® - Health Care Law (2020-2022)
Super Lawyers – New York Metro

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
DeSales Media
St. Johns Law School Alumni Board

New York State Bar Association (Committee of the Health Law Section)
Nassau County Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Healthcare Compliance Association

Lourdes M. Martinez is Co-Chair of the Garfunkel Wild’s Compliance and White Collar Defense Practice Group. Her practice includes defending clients in criminal, civil and regulatory government actions; assisting clients in implementing both fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance programs; and advising clients on a wide array of compliance, regulatory and business matters.

Ms. Martinez has defended clients in federal False Claims Act cases, quality of care cases, physician licensing matters and federal, state and other third-party audits. Her clients include both for-profit and not-for-profit skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, physicians and other providers.

Prior to joining Garfunkel Wild, P.C., Ms. Martinez was an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted hundreds of felony cases from inception through trial and served as Special Counsel to the Crimes Against Children Bureau.

She frequently writes and lectures on regulatory defense and compliance issues. Ms. Martinez published works include articles written for the New York Health Law Update and the New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Journal. In addition, she was a contributing author to the Legal Manual for New York Physicians, published by the New York State Bar Association in conjunction with the Medical Society of the State of New York.

Ms. Martinez is a member of the board directors for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; DeSales Media and St. Johns Law School Alumni Board. She received her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992 and is a graduate of the University of Scranton, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry and Business in 1988.

Speeches and Events

  • Legal Update, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Healthcare Conference Webcast, September 23, 2021
  • Hot Topics in Reimbursement and Compliance Review, HFMA Metropolitan New York Chapter Webinar, October 23, 2020
  • Using Telehealth to Improve Access and Outcomes During COVID-19, LeadingAge New York Virtual Annual Conference & Expo, September 30, 2020
  • COVID-19: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go?, Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association’s Webinar, July 1, 2020
  • New Rules, New Monitors and New Spotlight on Nursing Homes, Garfunkel Wild Webinar, April 1, 2020
  • Regulatory Updates, GNYHCFA Seminar, March 5, 2020
  • Compliance, Residents’ Discharge Rights and Phase 3 Implementation, GNYHCFA Autumn Seminar, Uniondale, NY, November 14, 2019
  • HIPAA/Compliance Update, HFMA– Hudson Valley New York Chapter – Legislative Update, Suffern, NY, September 19, 2019
  • Legal Update: Hot Topics in Hospital Reimbursement & the Compliance World, HFMA Mid-Year Accounting & Reimbursement Update Seminar, East Elmhurst, NY, September 13, 2019
  • DOJ Compliance Guidelines/Phase 3 Requirements for SNFs. GNYHCFA Autumn Seminar, Uniondale, NY, November 4, 2019
  • HIPAA & Compliance Updates, HFMA Hudson Valley New York Chapter,  Suffern, NY, September 19, 2019
  • Legal Update, HFMA Metropolitan New York Chapter Mid-Year Reimbursement and Update Seminar,  Elmhurst, NY, September 13, 2019
  • HIPAA & Release of Information Regulatory Update, Long Island Health Information Management Association Annual Educational Seminar, Melville, NY, April 10, 2019
  • Compliance, HIPAA & Legal Updates. HFMA Metropolitan New York Chapter, Uniondale, NY, September 17, 2018
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare/Release of Information, HIMANYC 2018 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, May 4, 2018
  • Conducting and Responding to Facility Investigations from a Legal Perspective, GNYHCFA Spring Seminar, Uniondale, NY, March 27, 2018
  • Webinar: NJ Pharma Comp Regs. HFMA, New Jersey Chapter, March 13, 2018
  • Long Term Care Update, GNYHCFA. Uniondale, NY, October 31, 2017
  • Healthcare Executives Club: The Latest Issues in Corporate Compliance. Mineola, NY, October 23, 2017
  • Long Term Care Requirements – What You Need To Know, GNYHCFA, Uniondale, NY, March 16, 2017
  • Compliance Update, NYHIMA 81st Annual Conference, Huntington, NY, June 8, 2016
  • Hot Topics, HCCA’s Regional Annual Conference, New York, NY, May 13, 2016
  • HCCS Expert Webinar: Highlights of the OIG's 2015 Work Plan, Health Care Compliance Strategies Webinar, November 13, 2014


  • Co-authored chapter entitled "Fraud and Abuse" in the Legal Manual for New York Physicians (Fifth and Sixth Edition)
  • New Jersey Legislature Mandates Hospital Trustee Training, Health Care Compliance Association Healthcare Compliance Today, August 2007
  • What Every Compliance Officer Needs To Know About The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Healthcare Compliance Today, December 2006
  • Disclosure to Law Enforcement, Health Information Compliance Insider, July 2006
  • Substandard Quality of Care Used as a Basis for False Claims Act and Criminal Liability in Nursing Homes, NYSBA Health Law Journal, Winter 2002
  • Contributing Author to the New York Health Law Update on a variety of health care legal issues