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69 Cascade Drive Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614

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69 Cascade Drive  Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614


  • New York


  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York


  • Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995

  • University of Rochester, B.A., summa cum laude, 1992



  • Long Term Care (Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Hospice Providers)

  • Hospitals and Acute Care Facilities

  • Health Systems

  • Surgery Centers, Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • Medical and Dental Group Practices

  • Health Care/Other Licensed Professionals

    • Physicians, Nurses, Dentists​

    • Acupuncturists, Audiologists, Chiropractors, Hearing Aid Dispensers, Massage Therapists (Occupational, Physical, Respiratory, Speech-Language Pathologists), Optometrists, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Master Social Workers/Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Public Accountants, Veterinary Medicine Practitioners

    • Estheticians/Appearance Enhancement Providers

  • Home Care Providers​

  • Pharmacies

  • Laboratories

  • Government and Internal Investigations

  • Health Information Technology and Privacy Security Issues/HIPAA

  • Health Care Litigation

  • Corporate


Patrick Pullano, a founding member of the firm, provides counsel to a wide range of health care providers, including nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, individual health care practitioners and the range of providers noted above. His experience includes the following:​

  • Advising health care facilities and other health care providers on issues such as:

    • Resident admission​

    • Third-party medical assistance coverage (Medicare and Medicaid)

    • Managed care contracting matters

    • Health care litigation issues

    • Reimbursement matters

    • Collection of outstanding debt

  • Advising clients in the development of regulatory compliance programs, including HIPAA and Medicaid compliance programs.

  • Assisting clients with responding to HIPAA and privacy/security breaches.

  • Advising clients on matters of regulatory compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws.

  • Assisting health care entities with addressing Statements of Deficiencies from regulatory agencies and preparing Plans of Correction.

  • Advising and representing physicians and other health care providers in all aspects of their business and corporate transactions, including representing physicians in their employment agreement negotiations with prospective employers and in the purchase and sale of their medical practices.

  • Reviewing and drafting admission and vendor service agreements for health care clients.

  • Attending agency hearings regarding medical assistance eligibility issues and representing clients in the negotiation and litigation of health care matters.

  • Conducting internal investigations for long-term care, hospital and other health care providers and negotiating with federal and state agencies regarding refunds/repayments and other internal investigation findings.



  • Foundation for Quality Care, Board of Trustees

  • Greentopia, Board of Directors, Member

    • A not-for-profit organization formed to transform the middle gorge of the Genesee River.​

  • ​Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center, Inc., Compliance Committee, Member

    • A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of inherited blood disorders​

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member

  • New York State Bar Association, Member


  • Leaders in Law Award - New York Daily Record, 2017

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©Health Care Law, 2013-2019

  • Listed in Super Lawyers©, 2018-2019



  • Author, White on New York Corporations – Article 15, Professional Service Corporations, 2005

  • Author, Health Care Compliance Manual by the Health Care of Great Lakes Law, Lexis Nexis 2004 – Chapter 2 Legal Overview – Civil Statutes (co-author)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Current Legal Topics" - New York State Bones Society, Saratoga Springs, NY, September 27, 2019

  • "Health Care Legal Update" - Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA) Presentation, Rochester, NY, April 5, 2019

  • "HIPAA Presentation", Rochester, NY February 27, 2019

  • "Legal Update" - Health Care Business Academy, Rochester, NY, February 15, 2019

  • "Skilled Nursing Facilities Presentation"/Legal Update - New York State Health Facilities Association, Audio Conference, November 28, 2018

  • "Physician Employment Agreements" - University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Family Medicine Residents, November 30, 2018

  • "Legal Potpourri"/Skilled Nursing Facility Legal Update - New York State Health Facilities Association, July 24, 2018

  • "Managed Care Roundtable" - New York State Health Facilities Association, Albany, NY, November 15, 2017

  • "Health Care Conference & Trade Show Legal Update" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, September 5, 2017

  • "Current Issues in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech Litigation" - American Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 4, 2016

  • "Current Legal/Financial Issues Impacting Health Care Organizations" - Medical Group Management Association, October 14, 2016

  • "Top Legal Issues in Health Care" - Health Care Business Academy, Rochester, NY, September 29, 2016

  • "Physician Employment Agreements" - University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Family Medicine Residents, September 9, 2016

  • "New York Surprise Bills" - New York State Bones Lunch & Learn Webinar, March 15, 2015

  • "E-Prescribing Mandate in New York" - New York State Bones Lunch & Learn Webinar, February 25, 2015

  • "Corporate Compliance for Nursing Facilities" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, Rochester, NY, January 28, 2015

  • "Employment Agreements and Contracting Issues" - The New York Cardiological Society, Inc., Albany, NY, October 25, 2014

  • "Social Media Issues in the Medical Workplace" - New York State Bones, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY, September 12, 2014

  • "Social Media Issues" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, Rochester, NY, March 20, 2014

  • "HIPAA Regulations" - New York State Bones, Albany, NY, October 17, 2013

  • "Employment Agreements & Contracting Issues" - University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Emergency Medicine Residents, July 18, 2013

  • "HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, Rochester, NY, June 12, 2013

  • "Current and Emerging Challenges in Healthcare" - Medical Education & Information Association (MEDIA), Owego, NY, June 16, 2011 and June 6, 2012

  • ​"Exclusions/The Elder Justice Act" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, Rochester, NY, August 10, 2011

  • ​"The Anatomy of Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) and RAC Audits" - Medical Group Management Association, Webinar, March 8, 2011

  • ​"Accountable Care Organizations" - Genesee Health Facilities Association, Rochester, NY, February 18, 2011

  • ​"Medical Records Law in New York" - Lorman Educational Services, Buffalo, NY, July 14, 2009

  • ​"HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules Update" - Rochester Business Alliance, Rochester, NY, July 17, 2009

  • ​"Medical Practice Boot Camp: A Primer on Medico Legal and Business Management Issues" - Medical Group Management Association, Owego, NY, May 6, 2009

  • ​"Nuts and Bolts of Creating an Ambulatory Surgery Center" - New York State Bar Association, Holiday Inn Airport, November 5, 2005