Danielle E. Holley

Danielle Holley Tangorre Shareholder

Danielle's Practice Areas

Danielle Holley Tangorre is a Partner who brings a wealth of health law experience to the O’Connell & Aronowitz Health Law practice.  She represents and advises a broad spectrum of health care providers and trade associations on operational and compliance issues, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, litigation and regulatory matters. Danielle 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 physician group practices.  She routinely advises her clients on how to navigate the complex maze of federal and state laws and the assists in structuring those corporate arrangements.

Danielle has a unique perspective that she brings to her clients.  This is in part due to her clinical ethics fellowship that she completed at Albany Medical College after graduating from law school and obtaining her M.S. in Bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center simultaneously. 

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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of the Capital Region.  She is also a frequent writer and lecturer on health-related legal and bioethical issues. 

Danielle has been named to the Upstate New York Risings Stars list by Super Lawyers from 2015 – 2020, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less.

Danielle's Locations


  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York State

Professional Associations

New York State Bar Association
Albany County Bar Association
Saratoga County Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association

Board Memberships

Ronald McDonald House of Albany
Board Member and Secretary
New York State Cerebral Palsy Association
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 Will the New EKRA Legislation Affect Your Lab?
Lighthouse Lab Services
"What Labs Must Know to Stay Compliant"
24th Annual Executive War College, New Orleans LA
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
End-of-Life Decision-Making at the Bedside: How to Deal with Patients and Difficult Families
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State
Annual Conference:
Book Review on "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
Colonie Library
Book Review
Advance Care Planning: An Important Strategy for Your Agency
Annual Management Conference
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
Risks of Partnerships and Integrations
35th Annual Conference
An Overview of the NYS Family Health Care Decisions Act
Albany Medical College
Grand Rounds
Critical Differences and Similarities Given Practice Norms
AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference on the FHCDA Ethics and Law


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”

Danielle Holley Tangorre
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