New York law firm expands healthcare practice


New York state law firm Harris Beach has expanded its statewide healthcare practice with the addition of four partners.

Julie Bargnesi, Patrick Curran, Amy Flaherty and Meghann Roehl, formerly with the Damon Morey law firm in Buffalo, NY, joined the firm on June 1, 2015.

All four are noted for their medical malpractice defense and representation of hospitals, health care systems, nursing homes, physicians, dentists and other licensed medical professionals throughout Western New York.  

In addition to their health care services practice, they also bring experience in appellate work, general and product liability, regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, and professional disciplinary matters.  

The four partners will be joined by two associates, Daniel Brady and Jason Britt, one senior counsel, Janice Barber, four nurse consultants and five administrative assistants, bringing the office up to 30 attorneys and 70 people including support staff. 

“We are pleased to welcome Julie, Pat, Amy and Meghann and their incredible team to our firm and will be integrating their health care defense and general litigation capabilities as we serve our clients across the state, from Western New York to the Metropolitan New York region,” said James Spitz, Jr, chief executive officer (CEO) of Harris Beach.

Heidi Gregory, leader of the Harris Beach health care industry team, added: “Bringing in these talented attorneys helps us grow our statewide presence in the health care industry and enhances the services we deliver to health care providers. 

“Harris Beach gives us additional corporate and regulatory resources in Western New York and a platform to expand our practices throughout New York state. It was important to us to be part of a firm with a commitment to a defense-focused practice.  We are excited to be part of a firm that is well-recognized and highly regarded within the health care industry across New York state,” said Julie Bargnesi.  

Patrick Curran noted: “The Harris Beach health care practice is a full-service practice that provides clients with counseling on regulatory compliance, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and operations, labor and employment, third party reimbursement and medical malpractice. It is exciting to be able to offer our clients comprehensive solutions to efficiently meet their challenges.”    

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