Kurt E. Bratten

Kurt E. Bratten Shareholder

Kurt's Practice Areas

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 state and federal data security and privacy requirements, managed care and other contractual matters, and state and federal regulatory requirements applicable to various provider groups. He frequently assists clients with the assessment of security incidents, HIPAA compliance and response to breaches, and has represented clients before state and federal agencies relating to various cyber security and privacy matters. Kurt 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. He also advises a range of institutional clients including those outside of the health care system, about corporate formation, data security, 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 or caring for patients.

Kurt is currently the First Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Youth Orchestras and President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast String Orchestra. Prior to joining the firm, Kurt practiced with a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kurt's Locations

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

Professional Associations

American Health Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
Leadership Tech Valley
Class of 2012

Board Memberships

Northeast String Orchestra
Empire State Youth Orchestra
First Vice Chair

Presentations

HIPAA and the HITECH Act
New York State Bar Association
Fundamentals of Health Law
2017
Preparing Acceptable Plans of Correction and the Department's Expectations
NYSHFA & NYSCAL
22nd Annual Fall Education Conference & Trade Show
2017
HIPAA, Covered Entities and Security of Protected Health Information
New York State Office of Mental Health
Behavioral Health Information Technology Program Webinar
2017
5th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium
GreyCastle Security
2017
How to Respond to a Data Breach in New York
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Healthcare
Documentation Integrity Annual Meeting
2017
How to Effectively Respond to a Data Breach
Progressive Surgical Solutions Webinar
2017
How to Protect Your Nursing Home and Increase Compliance Through the Admission Process
NYSHFA & NYSCAL Webinar
2017
Data Security and HIPAA Compliance
New York State Office of Mental Health
Behavioral Health Information Technology Program Webinar
2017
Cybersecurity Compliance
GreyCastle Security
Board of Directors Breakfast
2016
Legal Update
New York State Center for Assisted Living
Fall Conference
2016
How to Respond to a Data Breach in New York
NYSHFA & NYSCAL
1st Annual Emergency Preparedness Symposium
2016
Data Security and HIPAA in Assisted Living: Practical Tips about Compliance Security and Current Trends
New York State Center for Assisted Living
2016 Emergency Preparedness for Adult Care Facilities Webinar and Audio Conference Series
2016
Data Security and HIPAA in Long Term Care: Practical Tips About Compliance, Security and Current Trends
NYSHFA & NYSCAL
Mid-Winter Conference
2016
Strategies After the Managed Care Contract is Signed
Leading Age
2015
Cybersecurity for Clinical Laboratories
American Association of Bioanalysts
2015
Managed Care: More Tools for the Toolbox
Association for Community Living
Management Symposium
2015
What is an IPA and Why Should I Care?
Association for Community Living Webinar
2015
Managed Care Contracting: Tools for Navigation
Association for Community Living
Management Symposium
2014
HIPAA Compliance for Clinical Laboratories
American Association of Bioanalysts
2014
HIPAA Compliance: Business Associates and Fundraising Under the Omnibus Final Rule
Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State
Annual Interdisciplinary Seminar and Meeting
2014
Assisted Living Legal Update
New York State Center for Assisted Living
Mid-Winter Conference
2014
Taking the Mystery Out of Managed Care Contracting
New York State Health Facilities Association, Fall Conference
2013
Working Together for Success: Partnering with Managed Care Organizations
Association for Community Living
Annual ACLAIMH Conference
2013



Locations

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.

Albany

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670


Latham

624 New Loudon Road
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


Plattsburgh

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