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Paul E. Knag Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Stamford
Email: pknag@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-653-5407
Fax: 203-653-5444

Boston
Phone: 617-457-4066
Fax: 617-482-3868

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Education

  • Harvard University (J.D., cum laude, 1970)
  • Queens College of the City, Univ. of NY (B.A., magna cum laude, 1967)

Paul E. Knag



Paul Knag is well known for his skills as a complex litigator,  as a health care lawyer, and as an arbitrator.

He serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Group.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, and former Clerk to Judge Leonard P. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he is a member of the Bar of the States of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

As a health care lawyer, Paul has handled litigation, regulatory and transactional, including acquisitions, joint ventures,  non-compete litigation, health care arbitration, HIPAA advice and claims, Stark and fraud and abuse, joint ventures, 501 (c ) (3) matters and issues, EMTALA, CONs, DONs, physician contracting, risk management, licensure and disciplinary, patient care, and medical staff matters. He has experience representing both payor and provider.  He also has experience with ACOs, IPAs, and the like.  He serves as an arbitrator for both the AHLA and AAA. He is the original author of a treatise on HIPAA.

As a complex commercial litigator, Paul has litigated extensively in a variety of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Examples of matters he has handled include: representing physician in connection with break up of physician practice, representing minority shareholder in connection with oppression by majority holder, representing corporation in connection with trademark issues, representing investors in claim against hedge fund for misuse of funds, representing investor in claim against money manager, representing spouse and others in action by SEC seeking to reach their assets to satisfy claim against husband, representing joint venture owners for breach of joint venture agreement, representing corporation in action by competitor for antitrust violation,  representing children in action to contest a will, representing CON applicants in administrative appeals, representing business organization in ERISA preemption litigation, and representing school district in Title IX litigation.

Paul’s approach to his practice is to seek to understand client goals, and to provide advice that will further those goals in a practical and appropriate manner. He is hard working and always looking for inventive ways to address client problems.

He is Past Chair of the Health Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and Past President of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association.  He served on the Health Care Task force of the American Arbitration Association.  He is listed in Chambers USA, Connecticut Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who.  He holds a Martindale AV Preeminent  peer rating.

Publications

  •  "Why Arbitration is the Preferred Dispute Resolution Vehicle for Most Integrated Delivery System Disputes” American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal, Volume 71 / No. 3., December 2016
  • "Class-Action Waivers and Arbitration Clauses in HIPAA/Data Security Disputes" American Health Lawyers Association AHLA Connections, December 2015
  • "Navigating Health Department Disciplinary Proceedings: State offers multiple opportunities to address allegations of misconduct" The Connecticut Law Tribune, May 2015
  • "Accountable Care Organization Disputes: Why Will They Happen and How Should We Solve Them?” The AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, October 2014 
  • "Hospitals Encounter Some Really Rough Times" The Connecticut Law Tribune, August 2011
  • Author: "Arbitrating Malpractice Claims Worthy of Reconsideration" The Connecticut Law Tribune, May 2007
  • (Original) Author:  HIPAA, Aspen Publishing 2002

Recent Presentations

  • May 2015 - Connecticut Bar Association Health Law Section and Connecticut Health Lawyers Association Program: "Population Management," Moderator
  • March 2015 - "What are the Cures for Conflict in Healthcare?" - Quinnipiac University School of Law Symposium
  • February/April 2014 - "Connecticut Health Care Transactions" - Crossroads Venture Group
  • June 2013 – “Key Healthcare Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Issues in 2013 and Industry and Investor Response” - Connecticut Bar Association 2013 Annual Meeting
  • June 2013 – “Select Connecticut Hospital Transactions” – Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • April 2013 Moderated a Crossroads Venture Group panel on “Electronic Health Records, A Look at the Industry and Its Future”
  • May 2011 - "Accountable Care Organizations" - Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference
  • January 2011 - "Health Care Update" - Health Care Financial Managers Association, Connecticut
  • July 2010 - "Health Care Reform: What it Means to You, Your Patients and Your Practice" - Fairfield County Medical Society
  • May 2010 - "Accountable Care Organizations" - Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference
  • March 2010 - "Use of Arbitration in Health Care Cases" - American College of Legal Medicine
  • Februar 2010 - "Joint Ventures" - American Health Lawyers Association Physician Practices Seminar, Orlando, Florida
  • November 2009 - "Legal Update" - Health Care Financial Managers Association, Connecticut
  • February 2006 - "What Can My Hospital Do For Me?  A Physician's Guide to Captive Insurance and Malpractice Subsidies" - Physicians and Physcian Organizations Law Institute

 

  • Connecticut Health Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • Health Care Section, Connecticut Bar Association (Chair)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federal Practice Section, Connecticut Bar Association

 

  • Listed as leading health care lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Health Care Law (1997 - 1998) (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Health Care and Business Litigation from 2006-2017 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • Who's Who in America

  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

 

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Leonard P. Moore, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
  • Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator, Judicial Districts of Stamford and Norwalk
Overview

Paul Knag is well known for his skills as a complex litigator,  as a health care lawyer, and as an arbitrator.

He serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Group.  A graduate of Harvard Law School, and former Clerk to Judge Leonard P. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he is a member of the Bar of the States of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

As a health care lawyer, Paul has handled litigation, regulatory and transactional, including acquisitions, joint ventures,  non-compete litigation, health care arbitration, HIPAA advice and claims, Stark and fraud and abuse, joint ventures, 501 (c ) (3) matters and issues, EMTALA, CONs, DONs, physician contracting, risk management, licensure and disciplinary, patient care, and medical staff matters. He has experience representing both payor and provider.  He also has experience with ACOs, IPAs, and the like.  He serves as an arbitrator for both the AHLA and AAA. He is the original author of a treatise on HIPAA.

As a complex commercial litigator, Paul has litigated extensively in a variety of state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Examples of matters he has handled include: representing physician in connection with break up of physician practice, representing minority shareholder in connection with oppression by majority holder, representing corporation in connection with trademark issues, representing investors in claim against hedge fund for misuse of funds, representing investor in claim against money manager, representing spouse and others in action by SEC seeking to reach their assets to satisfy claim against husband, representing joint venture owners for breach of joint venture agreement, representing corporation in action by competitor for antitrust violation,  representing children in action to contest a will, representing CON applicants in administrative appeals, representing business organization in ERISA preemption litigation, and representing school district in Title IX litigation.

Paul’s approach to his practice is to seek to understand client goals, and to provide advice that will further those goals in a practical and appropriate manner. He is hard working and always looking for inventive ways to address client problems.

He is Past Chair of the Health Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and Past President of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association.  He served on the Health Care Task force of the American Arbitration Association.  He is listed in Chambers USA, Connecticut Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who.  He holds a Martindale AV Preeminent  peer rating.

Publications

  •  "Why Arbitration is the Preferred Dispute Resolution Vehicle for Most Integrated Delivery System Disputes” American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal, Volume 71 / No. 3., December 2016
  • "Class-Action Waivers and Arbitration Clauses in HIPAA/Data Security Disputes" American Health Lawyers Association AHLA Connections, December 2015
  • "Navigating Health Department Disciplinary Proceedings: State offers multiple opportunities to address allegations of misconduct" The Connecticut Law Tribune, May 2015
  • "Accountable Care Organization Disputes: Why Will They Happen and How Should We Solve Them?” The AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, October 2014 
  • "Hospitals Encounter Some Really Rough Times" The Connecticut Law Tribune, August 2011
  • Author: "Arbitrating Malpractice Claims Worthy of Reconsideration" The Connecticut Law Tribune, May 2007
  • (Original) Author:  HIPAA, Aspen Publishing 2002

Recent Presentations

  • May 2015 - Connecticut Bar Association Health Law Section and Connecticut Health Lawyers Association Program: "Population Management," Moderator
  • March 2015 - "What are the Cures for Conflict in Healthcare?" - Quinnipiac University School of Law Symposium
  • February/April 2014 - "Connecticut Health Care Transactions" - Crossroads Venture Group
  • June 2013 – “Key Healthcare Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Issues in 2013 and Industry and Investor Response” - Connecticut Bar Association 2013 Annual Meeting
  • June 2013 – “Select Connecticut Hospital Transactions” – Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • April 2013 Moderated a Crossroads Venture Group panel on “Electronic Health Records, A Look at the Industry and Its Future”
  • May 2011 - "Accountable Care Organizations" - Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference
  • January 2011 - "Health Care Update" - Health Care Financial Managers Association, Connecticut
  • July 2010 - "Health Care Reform: What it Means to You, Your Patients and Your Practice" - Fairfield County Medical Society
  • May 2010 - "Accountable Care Organizations" - Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference
  • March 2010 - "Use of Arbitration in Health Care Cases" - American College of Legal Medicine
  • Februar 2010 - "Joint Ventures" - American Health Lawyers Association Physician Practices Seminar, Orlando, Florida
  • November 2009 - "Legal Update" - Health Care Financial Managers Association, Connecticut
  • February 2006 - "What Can My Hospital Do For Me?  A Physician's Guide to Captive Insurance and Malpractice Subsidies" - Physicians and Physcian Organizations Law Institute

 

Memberships
  • Connecticut Health Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • Health Care Section, Connecticut Bar Association (Chair)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federal Practice Section, Connecticut Bar Association

 

Recognition
  • Listed as leading health care lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Health Care Law (1997 - 1998) (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Health Care and Business Litigation from 2006-2017 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

  • Who's Who in America

  • James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

 

Prior Experience
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Leonard P. Moore, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
Community Activities
  • Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator, Judicial Districts of Stamford and Norwalk
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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Education
  • Harvard University (J.D., cum laude, 1970)
  • Queens College of the City, Univ. of NY (B.A., magna cum laude, 1967)
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