University of Connecticut School of Law
(J.D., high honors)
(B.A., magna cum laude)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers - Connecticut (2015-2019)
American Bar Association - Health Law Section
American Health Law Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Health Lawyers Association
Elisabeth A. Pimentel is a Partner at Garfunkel Wild, P.C. She joined the firm in 2021 and is a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice, where she advises health care providers on a wide range of corporate and regulatory issues. She regularly represents clients with respect to affiliations and mergers, provider and physician practice acquisitions, creation of medical foundations, and provider and physician professional services agreements and employment agreements. Her regulatory practice encompasses Certificate of Need matters before the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Health Strategy; licensure matters before the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and DPH; Connecticut Medicaid audits; and assisting nonprofit organizations with governance questions and federal and state tax-exemption issues. Ms. Pimentel previously served as the Interim Risk Manager in-house at a large academic medical center where she provided day-to-day risk management advice.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Pimentel was counsel at Wiggin and Dana, a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Alfred V. Covello and for six years was an officer in the United States Navy where she conducted research in the field of medical education and simulation-based training technology.
Ms. Pimentel graduated from Colby College (B.A., magna cum laude) where she majored both in Chemistry with a concentration in Cell Molecular Biology and in Classical Civilization. She completed medical doctor coursework at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences before receiving her J.D. with High Honors and an Intellectual Property Certificate from The University of Connecticut School of Law where she was the Business Manager for the Connecticut Law Review.
Ms. Pimentel serves on the American Health Law Association’s Women’s Leadership Council.
- Co-authored “Review Of Key Legislation Relating To Providers Of Services To The Elderly,” LeadingAge Connecticut, Inc., 2012 – 2019