Szabo, David S.

David S. Szabo

Partner
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David Szabo represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, home care companies and other health care service providers. He also represents health care information technology companies and health plans. He is Co-Chair of the Firm's Health Care Practice Group, a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department and a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group.

David Szabo represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, home care companies and other health care service providers. He also represents health care information technology companies and health plans. He is Co-Chair of the Firm's Health Care Practice Group, a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department and a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group.

David has extensive experience in health care licensing and regulation, reimbursement, fraud and abuse compliance matters, health care mergers and acquisitions and the structuring of joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on Stark Law and Anti-Kickback compliance matters. His practice also includes the privacy and information security law applicable to health care providers, health plans, technology vendors and other organizations. He advises nonprofit organizations on transactions, general corporate matters, tax and governance issues.

David's practice includes significant engagements in the implementation of health information technology and shared electronic health record systems, compliance with privacy and information security regulations and response to data breaches and cybersecurity events. His breach response experience includes negotiation with regulatory agencies, breach remediation and crisis management.

David started his legal career in a boutique law firm focusing on health care reimbursement and regulation. He subsequently developed his health law practice at a national law firm and a regional firm in Boston.

David's representative experience includes:

  • Organized the first regional health care information exchange organization in Massachusetts and helped it complete a merger to create a comprehensive health information exchange organization that serves the leading hospitals, health plans and medical groups in Massachusetts
  • Assisted a leading health care system with key acquisitions of four hospitals and three ambulatory surgery centers
  • Advised several Massachusetts hospitals on the development of hosted electronic medical record services for their employed and independent physicians. These projects included advice on Stark and HIPAA compliance, drafting information services agreements and negotiation of technology vendor agreements. He is currently assisting several physician organizations on the procurement of enhanced electronic health record systems and health information exchange systems
  • Represented a number of health care providers in data breach investigations before the Office of Civil Rights and state attorneys general
  • Led an effort to organize a tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the health of a community though the use of health information technology
  • Advises hospital and their affiliated group practices on a wide variety of regulatory and corporate issues, including Stark law compliance. This includes the review of physician compensation plans, physician recruitment arrangements and medical practice acquisitions
  • Oversaw the merger of two charities dedicated to promoting cancer research, to create a nationwide foundation dedicated to cancer research, advocacy and patient services
  • Regularly advises public charities on governance matters and has appeared before the Division of Public Charities of the Massachusetts Attorney General's office
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Education
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Rochester
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Professional Affiliations
    • Member and Former Chairman, Board of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Boston Bar Association
    • Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
    • Member, Health Information and Management Systems Society
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recipient, Investing in Information Award, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (2007, 2018)
    • Recognized, Chambers USA, Health Care (2015-2021)
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law (2016-2017, 2019-2021)
    • Recognized, Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, Health Care (2004-2019)
    • Recipient, Muncie Gold and Frances N. Herman Awards, Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association