Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW), a law firm dedicated to the health care industry, is pleased to welcome back Ray Mulry, former General Counsel at Health Care Navigator, and David Gold, corporate and securities attorney and previous General Counsel of MagnaCare.  Both Mr. Mulry and Mr. Gold will be members of GW’s Health Care, Corporate and Finance Groups.

“We take great pride when our alumni continue their distinguished careers and then return to the GW family to share their breadth of knowledge with our clients,” said Andrew Blustein, Chairman of GW. “At a time when our client base is expanding nationally, we are very fortunate to have two former general counsels with a unique understanding of the nuances of the health care industry rejoin. Our clients will greatly benefit from their experience and perspective.”

Ray Mulry spent over a decade as a senior executive and General Counsel of Health Care Navigator, a national post-acute care organization, with affiliates operating portfolios of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a national provider of rehabilitation therapy for long-term care settings, a hospice and palliative care provider, and physician management company.

“As general counsel, I was responsible for a wide array of corporate, transactional, regulatory and compliance matters,” said Ray Mulry, Co-Chair of GW’s Long-Term Care Transactions Group.  “Whether I was involved in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures or financing matters, the lessons of being a practical, goal oriented and cost effective GW lawyer were always ingrained in me and allowed me to serve my clients well.  I am excited to be back.”

Mr. Gold left GW to become General Counsel of one of New York State’s largest managed care companies where he was responsible for all regulatory and corporate matters.  In addition to his former role as General Counsel, his experience includes serving as a Partner in private practice where he represented clients in a broad range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, loan transactions and private placements.

“Knowing the culture and reputation of GW as a leader in health care law made returning an easy choice,” said David Gold, GW Partner. “I will be able to combine my expertise in complex corporate transactions with my experience in health care and collaborate again with my Garfunkel Wild colleagues to better serve my clients.”

GW’s Health Care, Corporate and Finance Groups are widely recognized for handling sophisticated healthcare transactions and regulatory advice to a wide array of clients.

The return of alumni partners, Mr. Mulry and Mr. Gold helps further GW’s strategic growth and expansion including the opening of its newest office in Florida.

Sign up Here to receive regular legal alerts and updates on upcoming complimentary educational sessions. 

About Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. is a full service law firm with one focus: Health Care Law.  For the past 40 years, GW has attended to the unique business and legal needs of health care industry clients. With over 85 attorneys in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, the firm and its lawyers are ranked in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers.

 

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court permitted the vaccine mandate for health care workers in facilities regulated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Specifically, the CMS vaccine mandate requires all staff of facilities participating in Medicare/Medicaid to be vaccinated.  These facilities include, but are not limited to the following types of Medicare/Medicaid facilities: hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis facilities, home health agencies, clinics, rehabilitation agencies, outpatient physical therapy and speech-language therapy clinics, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, FQHCs, and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly.

Under current guidance, on or before January 27, 2022, all facilities covered by the CMS mandate must require that its staff receive their first dose of the vaccine, except for those individuals with a pending exemption request, and implement policies to ensure staff are vaccinated. Staff must be fully vaccinated by February 28, 2022.  The CMS vaccine mandate does not permit covered facilities to allow staff to “test out” of the vaccine mandate.

Additionally, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine mandate for larger employers. Accordingly, employers covered by this regulation do not need to take further action at this time.

* * * * *

Healthcare employers who would like to determine if they are covered by the CMS Mandate, or would like assistance putting together policies, should contact the Garfunkel Wild attorney with whom you regularly work, or contact us at info@garfunkelwild.com.

Click Here to download the Legal Alert.

 

Garfunkel Wild Chairman Andrew Blustein and Partner Manish Shah were quoted and mentioned in the January 5, 2022 Law360 article titled “Garfunkel Wild Adds Ex-Health Tech GC As Partner.”

“What’s happened to health care is, it’s become a technology game,” Blustein said. “It has exploded in growth … everything is technology from the second you make an appointment to when you come in, the treatments that you get, the data, the revenue, it’s all technology.”

For the full article, subscribers may click here.

 

Garfunkel Wild Chairman Andrew Blustein and Partner Manish Shah were quoted and mentioned in the January 5, 2022 Corporate Counsel article titled “Trio of In-House Legal Chiefs Return to Law Firms, for Varied Reasons.”

“I wanted to go to a firm that basically had the expertise and colleagues who had different, diverse experiences to address a client’s needs,” said Manish Shah

For the full article, subscribers may click here.

 

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW), a law firm dedicated to the health care industry, is pleased to announce that Manish I. Shah has joined the firm as a partner in its Health Care Information and Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups.  Mr. Shah most recently served as Chief Privacy Officer & Associate General Counsel of Truveris, a digital health company.  Prior to Truveris, Mr. Shah was the Director of Legal and Privacy Affairs at Progyny, and the Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer at the Marwood Group.

As a former Chief Privacy Officer, lead counsel for corporations, registered patent attorney and pharmacist, Mr. Shah brings more than 20 years of management and regulatory experience in health care technology and intellectual property.  Mr. Shah’s practice primarily focuses on licensing arrangements, corporate governance, data privacy and cybersecurity issues.

“We are very excited to have Manish join our expanding technology practice,” said Terence Russo, Co-Chair of GW’s Health Care Information and Technology Group.  “His broad skill set and depth of knowledge will help our clients navigate the complex licensing and intellectual property issues that arise during contract negotiations.  Manish’s data privacy and security expertise, as well as his extensive experience with managing IT implementations and outsourcing arrangements, will be an invaluable resource in an increasingly interconnected world.”

“Although the GW Health Care Information and Technology practice has been growing for the past 20 years, this area is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of our firm.  Manish’s deep knowledge of health care – and his experience being general counsel to several technology companies – will be an enormous asset for our clients,” said Andrew Blustein, Chairman of GW.

GW’s Health Care Information and Technology group provides the full spectrum of legal and business advice to  a wide range of health care providers and technology vendors.  GW’s technology lawyers routinely negotiate critical software and technology service agreements such as electronic health record, revenue cycle management, data hosting and warehousing, content licensing and other essential technology contracts.  The Health Care Information and Technology group delivers practical advice that enables clients to manage their data privacy and cybersecurity obligations by developing necessary privacy and security policies, establishing reasonable contractual data security requirements and handling data breaches.

“I am very familiar with GW’s multi-disciplinary health care expertise and reputation for providing cost-effective and cutting-edge advice.  I feel confident that my in-house experience with health care tech companies will bring unique insight from a client’s perspective, complement the strengths of the current team, and I look forward to a long and bright future together,” said Mr. Shah.

Sign up on Garfunkel Wild’s website to receive regular legal alerts and updates on upcoming complimentary educational sessions. 

About Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. is a full service law firm with one focus: Health Care Law.  For the past 40 years, GW has attended to the unique business and legal needs of health care industry clients. With over 85 attorneys in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, the firm and its lawyers are ranked in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers.