Francis J. Serbaroli


Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
New York,New York

A partner in Cadwalader's New York office, Mr. Serbaroli has many years of experience in the field of health care law. Following three years of service as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York, Mr. Serbaroli served from 1980 to 1985 as Vice President and General Counsel of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in New York City, a major teaching hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. From 1985-1986, he served in a dual capacity as Deputy County Attorney of Westchester County and General Counsel to The Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, a 1,000-bed medical complex which is the regional tertiary care center for the Hudson Valley and the University Hospital of New York Medical College. He has been in private practice since 1986.

Mr. Serbaroli's clients have included numerous teaching and community hospitals, ambulatory care centers and clinics; clinical laboratories; home health agencies; imaging service providers; individual physicians and group practices; and numerous other health care-related entities, as well as health insurers and managed care organizations. He has served as counsel to and represented hospital governing boards, administrators and medical staffs.

In 1995, Mr. Serbaroli served as a member of Governor George Pataki's Ad Hoc Task Force on New York's Prospective Hospital Reimbursement Methodology (NYPHRM), which issued a major report recommending deregulation of most hospital payment rates and alternative methods for financing inpatient hospital costs. That report became the basis for the Health Care Reform Act, which was signed into law by Governor Pataki in September, 1996.

In addition to writing a regular Health Law column for the New York Law Journal, Mr. Serbaroli teaches and lectures on health care topics, and has held adjunct professorships on the graduate faculties of two universities. He serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Section on Health Law and chairs its Committee on Health Service Providers. Mr. Serbaroli was elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine in 1989 and serves as a member of the Academy's Committee on Public Health, and its Institutional Review Board. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers' Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Serbaroli is a graduate of Fordham College and the Fordham University School of Law.