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

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 a physician in connection with the break-up of a physician practice; representing a minority shareholder in connection with oppression by majority holder; representing a corporation in connection with trademark issues; representing investors in a claim against a hedge fund for misuse of funds; representing an investor in a claim against a money manager; representing a spouse and others in an action by the SEC seeking to reach their assets to satisfy a claim against the spouse's husband; representing joint venture owners for breach of joint venture agreement; representing a corporation in an action by a competitor for antitrust violation; representing children in an action to contest a will; representing CON applicants in administrative appeals; representing a business organization in ERISA preemption litigation; and representing a 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.

  • "Why Arbitration is the Preferred Dispute Resolution Vehicle for Most Integrated Delivery System Disputes,” American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal (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," Connecticut Law Tribune (May 2015)

  • "Accountable Care Organization Disputes: Why Will They Happen and How Should We Solve Them?,”  American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal (October 2014) 

  • "Hospitals Encounter Some Really Rough Times," Connecticut Law Tribune (August 2011)

  • "Arbitrating Malpractice Claims Worthy of Reconsideration," Connecticut Law Tribune (May 2007)

  • (Original) Author, "HIPAA," Aspen Publishing (2002)

  • Moderator, "Population Management," Connecticut Bar Association Health Law Section and Connecticut Health Lawyers Association Program (May 2015)

  • "What are the Cures for Conflict in Healthcare?," Quinnipiac University School of Law Symposium (March 2015)

  • "Connecticut Health Care Transactions," Crossroads Venture Group (February/April 2014)

  • “Key Healthcare Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Issues in 2013 and Industry and Investor Response," Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting (June 2013)

  • “Select Connecticut Hospital Transactions,” Healthcare Financial Management Association (June 2013)

  • Moderator, “Electronic Health Records, A Look at the Industry and Its Future,” Crossroads Venture Group Panel (April 2103)

  • "Accountable Care Organizations," Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference (May 2011)

  • "Health Care Update," Health Care Financial Managers Association - Connecticut (January 2011)

  • "Health Care Reform: What it Means to You, Your Patients and Your Practice," Fairfield County Medical Society (July 2010)

  • "Accountable Care Organizations," Health Care Financial Managers New England Regional Conference (May 2010)

  • "Use of Arbitration in Health Care Cases," American College of Legal Medicine (March 2010)

  • "Joint Ventures," American Health Lawyers Association Physician Practices Seminar - Orlando, Florida (February 2010)

  • "Legal Update," Health Care Financial Managers Association - Connecticut (November 2009)

  • "What Can My Hospital Do For Me?  A Physician's Guide to Captive Insurance and Malpractice Subsidies," Physicians and Physcian Organizations Law Institute (February 2006)

  • Connecticut Health Law Association, Past President

  • Connecticut Bar Association 

    • Health Law Section, Past Chair

    • Federal Practice Section

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • American Arbitration Association, Health Care Task Force Past Member 

  • Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator, Judicial Districts of Stamford and Norwalk

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Leonard P. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

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