Danielle E. Holley

Danielle E. Holley Associate

Danielle's Practice Areas

Danielle Holley brings a wealth of health law experience to the O’Connell & Aronowitz. She has been a clinical ethics fellow at Albany Medical College, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Associations Guardianship Corporation, and is a member of the Institutional Review Board at Albany Medical Center, where she is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Danielle represents and advises a broad spectrum of health care providers and trade associations on litigation, operational and compliance issues, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and regulatory matters. She has also guided health care providers through a number of complex re-organizations and affiliations, with a particular emphasis on representing clinical laboratories, long-term care facilities, and physicians group practices.

Due to her experience in ethics and care for the elderly or disabled, Danielle actively advises clients on the ethical and legal requirements related to delivery of health care services and consent issues, as well as guardianship and other advanced care planning.

Danielle has been named to the Upstate New York Risings Stars list by Super Lawyers since 2015, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less.

While in law school, Danielle obtained her M.S. in Bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and received a concentration with honors in health law. She obtained her B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law from the University of Virginia.


  • Albany Law School – JD
  • Albany Medical College, MS in Bioethics
  • University of Virginia, BA in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law

Danielle's Locations


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • New York State

Memberships / Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Saratoga County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Junior League of Albany
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Margaret’s Ethics Review Committee

Board Memberships

  • New York State Cerebral Palsy Associations Guardianship Board, Vice Chair
  • Albany Medical Center Institutional Review Board


  • Robert A. Barker Award, Albany Law School2010
  • National Order of Barristers, Albany Law School2010
  • Upstate New York Rising Stars List 2015-2017


  • How to Protect Your Nursing Home and Increase Compliance through the Admission Process. Presented at NYSHFA Webinar2017 (Bratten & Holley)
  • Developments in the Legal and Professional Standards of Care to Prevent Opioid Abuse. Presented at Alden March Bioethics Institute Clinical Ethics Conference2016
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State Annual Conference: End-of-Life Decision-Making at the Bedside: How to Deal with Patients and Difficult Families2015
  • Colonie Library Book Review: Book Review on “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande2015
  • HCP 2014 Annual Management Conference: Advance Care Planning: An Important Strategy for Your Agency2014
  • Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Lack Decision Making Capacity2014, 2015, 2016
  • Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Have Decision Making Capacity2014, 2015, 2016
  • Clinical Ethics Primer: Ethics Committee Structure, Tasks, and Operations2014, 2015, 2016
  • Clinical Ethics Primer: When Are Medical Interventions and Treatments Futile?2014, 2015, 2016
  • 35th Annual ACLAIMH Conference: Risks of Partnerships and Integrations2014
  • AMC Grand Rounds An Overview of the NYS Family Health Care Decisions Act2011
  • AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference on the FHCDA Ethics and Law: Critical Differences and Similarities Given Practice Norms2010


  • Albany Medical Center Algorithm, 16 NYSBA HEALTH LAW JOURNAL 1Spring 2011
  • CMS Rule Reversal: Understanding the Impact on Advance Care Planning, 7 ABA HEALTH ESOURCE 7March 2011
  • Comment, Balancing on the Edge: The Implications and Acceptability of Off-Label Drug Use, 19 ALBANY J. SCI & TECH 6332009
  • AAB Laboratory Testing Services Are Not the Practice of Medicine: A Response to Paul D. Clement & Laurence H. Tribe015
  • O’Connell & Aronowitz Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Newsletter
    • New Electronic Advance Directives Become Available Caution needed to comply with New York law2015
    • Advance Care Planning For Those Seriously Ill or Near End of Life– Should I Be Part or eMOLST?2014
    • How To Transfer a Guardianship from Another State2014
  • The Health Law Sidebar
    • “I Might Be Injured, Someday…Maybe?” Courts Question Plaintiffs’ Standing in HIPAA Breach Suits Alleging Future Harm2014
    • Absher v. Momence: A Mixed Decision—Limiting and Expanding the False Claims Act2014
    • Expanding Their Arsenal: Criminal Prosecution of HIPAA Breaches on the Rise2014
    • New Reporting Requirements under the IMPACT Act for Post-Acute Care Providers2014
    • IOM Provides Support that Focus is Needed on Advance Care Planning2014
    • The Rise of the Worthless Services Theory in Federal False Claims Act (Whistleblower) Cases – A Look to the Future2014
    • Beware of Broadening Data Security Requirements – A National Trend2015

Prather v Amerada HESS Corporation

Practice Area:Workers compensation
Date:May 31, 2012
Description:Appellants were denied their right to have a decision made by the ALJ who heard the evidence under NY WCL Section 20. The Court held that “once a hearing before a particular WCLJ has commenced, such hearing must continue before him or her until a final determination is made, absent inability, disqualification or other good cause”

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