Steven Chananie is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office, focusing on healthcare issues.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Chananie has represented numerous healthcare providers, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions and arrangements; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; and assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs. Mr. Chananie has also defended numerous clients against civil government actions and investigations, including in False Claims Act cases, threatened Anti-Kickback prosecutions, and various state and federal audits. He brings his knowledge of government enforcement efforts — along with his technical legal expertise and his practical understanding of how healthcare providers operate in the real world — to his guidance on regulatory and compliance matters.
His clients include academic medical centers, hospital systems, faculty practice plans, laboratories (both independent and hospital- based), physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, and home health agencies.
Mr. Chananie has lectured nationwide on compliance, regulatory, defense and related issues.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Chananie was Chief of Appeals at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office (1993 - 1996), Counsel to Field Operations and chief appellate counsel at the New York State Organized Crime Task Force (1987 - 1993), and an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (1983 - 1987). While at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he took a leave of absence to clerk for former Chief Judge Judith Kaye on the New York State Court of Appeals. Mr. Chananie has also taught Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Procedure as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn and Pace Law Schools.