On Friday, February 8th, Principal Nan Gallagher presented a webinar to the New York Medical Group Management Association (NYMGMA) on “Hiring & Firing: A Risky Business”. Ms. Gallagher provided a comprehensive overview of risks and pitfalls to medical practices when adding or terminating personnel. From the overarching principles to consider when hiring staff to the legal and appropriate ways to fire staff, attendees were given insight on the nuances on how to manage these decisions properly.
For the better part of two decades, Nan Gallagher has devoted her career exclusively to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities. An accomplished healthcare litigation and administrative attorney, she focuses her practice on licensing, regulatory and credentialing matters in New Jersey and New York, all facets of administrative professional discipline, litigation, medical malpractice defense, Medical Staff and Society representation, General Counsel services, summary suspensions and fair hearings, peer review QA investigations, credentialing assistance, EMR and cybersecurity counseling, estate and disaster planning for protected health information, physician burnout & impairment, disruptive behavior, online persona management, employment and labor counseling, Qui Tams, ERISA and state out-of-network appeals, audits, billing and coding counseling, agency investigations, and HIPAA and OSHA compliance counseling.
Ms. Gallagher is a nationally recognized authority on groundbreaking healthcare topics and is sought after for her tireless and dedicated focus on often controversial pro-physician platforms. In addition to various medical societies, she is proud to serve as General Counsel to the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey as well as the Medical Staffs of Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, and CarePoint Hoboken University Medical Center. Making her clients’ challenges her own, Ms. Gallagher is often touted for her approachability, accessibility, and unwavering zeal in support of the rights of those whom she represents.
Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Gallagher was one of a select few awarded a United States Presidential Fellowship from President Bill Clinton to study law abroad at La Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University, where she double-majored in English and Spanish. After earning her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, she served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Mahlon L. Fast, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Civil Division.
Ms. Gallagher is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2017 and 2018, she has been recognized as a SuperLawyer®* both nationally and in New Jersey in the field of healthcare and has received the Client’s Choice Award for excellence in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the highly regarded attorney rating website, AVVO.com*, where she maintains a “10 out of 10” (Superb) rating.