Jacques Simon Healthcare Litigation Jacques Simon Healthcare Litigation Jacques Simon Healthcare Litigation Jacques Simon Healthcare Litigation
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About JACQUES G. SIMON
(Owner) born June 17, 1963

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors - Union College, Schenectady, NY 1985.
  • Juris Doctor - Hofstra University School of Law Long Island, NY 1988.
BAR ADMISSIONS:

New York - 1989; Connecticut - 1989; Georgia - 1991; US District Court, Eastern District and Southern District of NY - 1989; 2 nd Circuit Court of Appeals -1991; US District Court, District of Connecticut - 1991; US Court of Claims - 1992; US Court of International Trade- 1992; 1 st Circuit Court of Appeals - 2000.

ASSOCIATION MEMBER:

New York County Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York; ABA - health law section; Integrated State Bar of Georgia.

LANGUAGES:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Romanian
  • Hebrew

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Simon has been engaged in the practice of law with focus on litigation and trial work in courts of various jurisdictions and states since 1989. Mr. Simon represented and still represents clients in cases country wide. Between 1989 and 1992 Mr. Simon worked as an attorney in New York City medium and small size boutique firms doing complex commercial litigation. Between 1992 and 1994 Mr. Simon worked as head trial in house attorney for one of the largest real estate holding companies in New York City, the Estate of Sol Goldman. By 1994 Mr. Simon went into private practice with focus on emergency litigation including restraining orders, injunctions and attachments in complex cases involving large commercial disputes.

By the end 1990's Mr. Simon’s practice shifted its focus towards the representation of health care practitioners and health care entities regarding various issues. Those issues included defending practitioners in civil law suits brought by various insurance companies on alleged fraud grounds and addressing the disciplinary ramifications associated with the litigation. The scope of the practice also shifted its focus to the representation of alternative, holistic and complementary medicine and dentistry practitioners and entities against state officials with respect to various disciplinary and regulatory issues. Representation now includes preventive measures such as audits and compliance, practice structure and billing compliance as well as preliminary dispute handling vis a vis patients and state officials. Representation further entails handling of all stages of disciplinary proceedings from inception through court challenges, litigation and conclusion. Mr. Simon’s forte and “trademark” litigation focuses on civil prosecutions of state officials and agencies in state and federal courts. Those prosecutions are specifically designed to and aimed at stopping ad hoc administrative disciplinary proceedings against health care practitioners. The litigation is accompanied by emergency applications for injunctions and restraining orders suspending and/or staying administrative actions. Services also include negotiation and completion of consent orders, supervision of implementation of the consent orders and post administrative action litigation, if such is necessary. The unique legal approach to the industry’s particular disciplinary plagues are designed to save the practitioner’s license, livelihood and practice while preserving the practitioner’s reputation and integrity in the medical community as a whole as well as in the patient community. Preliminary meetings with prosecutors, post or mid litigation negotiation and preparation of consent orders on terms advantageous to the health care practitioner and avoidance of further prosecutions in other states where the practitioner holds a license are only some of the preventive measures offered by Mr. Simon’s practice.

Mr. Simon also focuses on emergency court interventions in the event of administrative raids and confiscations and administrative summary suspensions. Praised by both judges and opposing attorneys including various Assistant Attorneys General, Mr. Simon enjoys an excellent and solid reputation in the legal community in various jurisdictions. Mr. Simon holds licenses to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Georgia. He represented and continues to represent individuals in jurisdictions country wide while being admitted pro hac vice under the auspices of local counsel.

PHILOSOPHY:

Mr. Simon understands the sensitive and personal connotations of administrative license prosecutions and the impact that the same have on the health care practitioner and his/her family and life in general. Mr. Simon’s legal practice and approach is designed to guide the practitioner as well as his/her family through the ordeal of administrative action against their only means to make a livelihood. Education of the practitioner coupled with sober and cutting edge litigation strategies assists the practitioner and his/her family in better coping with this rough spot of their lives. Mr. Simon’s approach to regulatory administrative action is multi faceted and unique. This approach includes proactive and preventive measures as well as rapid court involved reactin and stern legal responses to unexpected actions of various regulatory agencies. The personal and professional approach to administrative regulatory action offered by Mr. Simon has proved so far to save practitioners’ practices and livelihoods throughout the country. While each case is unique in fact and law because of the different laws prevailing in different states, Mr. Simon travels throughout the country and gets admitted pro hac vice in order to help those in need of his unique expertise. While Mr. Simon realizes that the license discipline experience is far from one being pleasant, at the conclusion of all cases in which Mr. Simon was involved so far, clients express their pleasure and high regard for the professionalism and courtesies with which they have been treated. Mr. Simon’s procedural and substantive due process court challenges to the authority of state officials yielded to outright victories or to state officials’ settlement of various issues under terms which were beneficial to the various practitioners. Mr. Simon recognizes that not all cases in which alternative holistic or complementary medicine or dentistry practitioners are involved denote issues which give right to court challenges. Mr. Simon has the highest regard for state officials and attorneys who recognize the applicable laws and who acknowledge the limitations of the administrative agencies and their powers. On the other hand, Mr. Simon’s practice is designed to directly challenge unauthorized and illegal state and federal action where such action is unsupported by the laws and regulations governing the various regulatory agencies. The direct no nonsense approach employed by Mr. Simon in combating administrative abuses and illegal license prosecutions have earned Mr. Simon a great deal of respect in the “niche” legal community of like attorneys as well as from the bench in various jurisdictions. Mr. Simon also believes that commending the professional respect of the administrative prosecutors and the State Attorney Generals’ office defending the state officials in Mr. Simon’s court challenges facilitates better channels of communications beneficial to the clients. Mr. Simon’s philosophy combines a personal approach with sober cutting edge litigation techniques to save a health and dentistry practitioner’s professional license.

CLIENTELE BASE

The core of Mr. Simon’s clients are health care practitioners and entities as well as dentistry practitioners from various states. Most of the health care practitioners and dentists represented by Mr. Simon practice holistic, complementary, advanced and integrative medicine and/or dentistry.


YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1994

OUR PROFILE:
Clients include a national base of health care organizations, health care practitioners and dentistry practitioners. Clients also include small and medium size businesses in various sectors.

The firm's practice has its focus on the representation of health care practitioners, dentists and health care entities with respect to multi faceted aspects of regulatory practice and litigation. The firm concentrates on complex litigation and emergency court interventions against state and federal regulatory officials acting against health care practitioners and entities. The firm also offers preventive regulatory compliance audits and services designed to ensure total compliance with complex statutory and regulatory schemes regarding the health care and dentistry industries in every state. The firm also offers representation to the health care and dentistry industries in court challenges to legislative and regulatory enactments. The practice also offers full services to and representation of health care and dentistry practitioners in administrative forums country wide.

The firm also offers cutting edge complex multi district and multi party commercial litigation services involving large business disputes.



Representing alternative medicine, holistic medicine, complementary medicine, and Dentistry Professionals.
The practice represents businesses and individuals in complex disputes and litigation.

Representing professionals in all aspects of healthcare law, healthcare litigation and disciplinary proceedings.

Jacques Simon Healthcare Litigation