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Kurt Bratten is a partner in our Health Law Department. His practice includes a wide range of civil litigation, transactional work, compliance and other advisory services. Kurt’s primary focus is on counseling health care providers regarding various compliance and transactional matters such as managed care and business associate agreements, state and federal data security and privacy requirements, and other state and federal regulations applicable to various provider groups. He represents nursing homes, adult care facilities, clinical laboratories, home care agencies, mental health providers, health care provider associations, physician practices, management companies, individual physicians and other licensed professionals. Kurt also advises a range of institutional clients including those outside of the health care system, about cyber security, data breach response, employment, intellectual property and general business matters.

Kurt’s litigation practice is concentrated on representing health care providers and licensed professionals in administrative proceedings, regulatory enforcement matters, Article 78 actions and other civil litigation. Kurt has litigated complex issues in state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts, including ERISA and fraud claims, intellectual property disputes, and novel issues of law. His business litigation experience includes employment and contractual disputes, corporate break-ups, and more specialized areas such as intellectual property matters, piercing the corporate veil, trade secret protection and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Of equal importance, Kurt has successfully advised clients about how and when to avoid litigation so they can focus their energy and resources on their business.

Kurt is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast String Orchestra and serves on the Steering Committee of Leadership Tech Valley and was a 2012 graduate of the program. Prior to joining the firm, Kurt practiced with a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.


Recent Presentations:

  • Cybersecurity for Clinical Laboratories, American Association of Bioanalysts, 2015 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, May 15, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • Strategies After the Managed Care Contract is Signed, Leading Age, May 19, 2015, Saratoga, NY
  • Managed Care: More Tools for the Toolbox, Association for Community Living, Management Symposium, May 6, 2015, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • What is an IPA and Why Should I Care?, Webinar for Association for Community Living, March 31, 2015
  • Managed Care Contracting: Tools for Navigation, Association for Community Living, Management Symposium, May 20, 2014, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • HIPAA Compliance for Clinical Laboratories, American Association of Bioanalysts, 2014 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, May 15, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
  • HIPAA Compliance: Business Associates and Fundraising Under the Omnibus Final Rule, Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State, Annual Interdisciplinary Seminar and Meeting, May 2, 2014, Albany, NY
  • Assisted Living Legal Update, New York State Center for Assisted Living, Mid-Winter Conference, January 14, 2014, San Juan, PR
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Managed Care Contracting, New York State Health Facilities Association, Fall Conference, November 14, 2013, Troy, NY
 
Admissions:
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New York State

Memberships:
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Leadership Tech Valley, Class of 2012

Education:
  • New England School of Law
  • Mary Washington College
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