Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Fran 
     Ciardullo

Fran Ciardullo

Special Counsel

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Fran primarily concentrates her practice on health care and risk-management issues. She routinely counsels physicians, physician groups, dentists, hospitals and health systems, nursing homes, and other providers on matters involving professional misconduct, professional liability, medical-staff issues, scope of practice, mandated reporting, peer review, and regulatory compliance. Fran also handles consent for treatment and surrogate decision making, patient care, EMTALA, and health-information privacy issues.

A former Town of Schroeppel town justice, Fran is also trained in alternative dispute resolution and has mediated and arbitrated a variety of civil actions and disputes. She routinely publishes industry articles and presents educational programs on legal matters to hospitals, medical and dental practices, and trade associations.

Representative Experience

  • Serves as counsel to the largest writer of professional-liability insurance in New York State, providing legal risk-management services for insured physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.
  • Served as defense counsel in Balaklaw v. Lovell, a federal Second Circuit case involving the grant of an exclusive contract by a hospital to an anesthesia group. The case is now widely cited in health care antitrust litigation as an example of the principle of antitrust injuries.
  • Represented CNY hospitals in disputes involving medical staff membership and corrective action under the medical staff bylaws.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.,
    • Dean's List
    • Syracuse Law Review, Survey Editor
  • Cornell University, B.A.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Director, Memorial Observance Co-Chair, and Health Law Section Member
  • Central New York Women’s Bar Association, Former PresidentBarclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • American Health Lawyer’s Association
  • NY Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts, Fifth Judicial District
  • NYS Magistrate’s Association
  • Onondaga County Magistrate’s Association

Civic Activities

  • Menorah Park of CNY, Inc. Board of Directors Member
  • NYS Office of Court Administration, Former Senior Faculty Instructor for Town and Village Justice Training Programs
  • The New School for Social Research, Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, Former Health Care Administration Faculty Member
  • SUNY Health Science Center Medical Humanities Program, Former Lecturer
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Board of Visitors Member and Former Health Law Adjunct

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, Appointed by Former Chief Justice Judith Kaye as Vice Chair, 2001-2004

Prior Experience

  • Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP, Counsel
  • Costello, Cooney & Fearon, LLP, Partner
  • Town Justice, Town of Schroeppel

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