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.

Danielle's Locations


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

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 School
National Order of Barristers
Albany Law School
Upstate New York Rising Stars List


How to Protect Your Nursing Home and Increase Compliance through the Admission Process
NYSHFA Webinar
2017 (Bratten & Holley)
Developments in the Legal and Professional Standards of Care to Prevent Opioid Abuse
Alden March Bioethics Institute Clinical Ethics Conference
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 Families
Colonie Library Book Review: Book Review on "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
HCP 2014 Annual Management Conference: Advance Care Planning: An Important Strategy for Your Agency
Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Lack Decision Making Capacity
2014, 2015, 2016
Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Have Decision Making Capacity
2014, 2015, 2016
Clinical Ethics Primer: Ethics Committee Structure, Tasks, and Operations
2014, 2015, 2016
Clinical Ethics Primer: When Are Medical Interventions and Treatments Futile?
2014, 2015, 2016
35th Annual ACLAIMH Conference: Risks of Partnerships and Integrations
AMC Grand Rounds An Overview of the NYS Family Health Care Decisions Act
AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference on the FHCDA Ethics and Law: Critical Differences and Similarities Given Practice Norms


Albany Medical Center Algorithm, 16 NYSBA HEALTH LAW JOURNAL 1
Spring 2011
CMS Rule Reversal: Understanding the Impact on Advance Care Planning, 7 ABA HEALTH ESOURCE 7
March 2011
Comment, Balancing on the Edge: The Implications and Acceptability of Off-Label Drug Use, 19 ALBANY J. SCI & TECH 633
AAB Laboratory Testing Services Are Not the Practice of Medicine: A Response to Paul D. Clement & Laurence H. Tribe
O'Connell & Aronowitz Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Newsletter
New Electronic Advance Directives Become Available Caution needed to comply with New York law
Advance Care Planning For Those Seriously Ill or Near End of Life-- Should I Be Part or eMOLST?
How To Transfer a Guardianship from Another State
The Health Law Sidebar
I Might Be Injured, Someday…Maybe?" Courts Question Plaintiffs' Standing in HIPAA Breach Suits Alleging Future Harm
Absher v. Momence: A Mixed Decision—Limiting and Expanding the False Claims Act
Expanding Their Arsenal: Criminal Prosecution of HIPAA Breaches on the Rise
New Reporting Requirements under the IMPACT Act for Post-Acute Care Providers
IOM Provides Support that Focus is Needed on Advance Care Planning
The Rise of the Worthless Services Theory in Federal False Claims Act (Whistleblower) Cases – A Look to the Future
Beware of Broadening Data Security Requirements – A National Trend


Prather v Amerada HESS Corporation
Practice Area: Workers compensation
Outcome: Won
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”


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our five office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


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Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670


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Latham, NY 12110

tel: 518.213.8050
fax: 518.213.8048

New York City

111 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10006

tel: 212.706.6041
fax: 518.462.2670


22 US Oval, Suite 118
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

tel: 518.562.0600
fax: 518.561.8604

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441