Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Margaret 
     Surowka

Margaret Surowka

Counsel

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Albany Office

80 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

A former in-house counsel attorney to the New York State Dental Association with over 20 years of legal experience, Maggie primarily concentrates her practice on representing individual health care providers and facilities in licensure, disciplinary, and ethics proceedings. She routinely counsels clients facing Medicaid, Medicare, and other governmental investigations and audits as well as assisting with employment and contract matters. She assists clients with compliance programs and has successfully represented health care entities with significant disclosures to the federal and state government. Maggie also defends clients facing license revocation and represents them in disciplinary matters before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline.

Maggie additionally represents employers from other industries in matters before the NYS Division of Human Rights. Her familiarity with NYS and New York City lobbying laws helps her navigate clients’ lobbying-compliance issues and audits.

Representative Experience

  • Represented numerous health care providers in OMIG audits and achieved termination and other successful audit results.
  • Represented and advised clients undergoing OMIG compliance-effectiveness reviews.
  • Represented health care professionals before state regulatory agencies and federal agencies with respect to licensure and Medicaid participation.
  • Represented health care professionals with substance-use disorders in disciplinary, certification, and insurance matters.
  • Represented and defended a restaurant owner in a NYS Department of Labor audit.
  • Successfully defended a physician in a revocation proceeding and subsequent appeal by the medical board.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor for Production, Albany Law Review, 1990
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1993
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1987

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Former President
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial & Federal Litigation, Health Law, and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • Women’s Bar Association, Former Legislative Committee Co-Chair
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • National Society of Dental Practitioners, Board of Directors Member

Speaking & Publications

  • New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section's Committee on Not-For-Profit Entities and Concerns 2019 Annual Meeting Program, “Medicaid Reimbursement and the State’s Treatment of Administrative Overhead Expenses”
  • Barclay Damon, “Will Your Company Survive a Department of Labor Audit?” Webinar
  • Greater New York Dental Meeting, “Medicaid Fraud Forum,” Moderator and Presenter
  • Henry Spenadel Continuing Education Program, “Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics,” Course Developer and Presenter
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State, “Steps to Starting and Maintaining a Successful NP Private Practice”
  • NYSBA Health Law Journal, “Nurse Practitioner Practice in New York State”
  • Bulletin for Ninth District Dental Society, “A Guide to Avoiding OPD”
  • New York State Dental Journal, “New York Setting the Standard for Responsible Dentistry”
  • New York State Dental Journal, “Prescription for Passing Inspection”
  • NYSDA News, “Getting Creative With Insurance Forms”

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Counsel
  • New York State Dental Association, General Counsel
  • McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Senior Litigation Associate
  • Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino, Litigation Associate
  • Chadbourne & Parke, Litigation Associate

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