Kurt E. Bratten
O’Connell and Aronowitz Attorneys at Law
Kurt Bratten is a partner in our Health Law Department. His practice includes a wide range of civil litigation, transactional work, compliance and other advisory services. Kurt’s primary focus is on counseling health care providers regarding various compliance and transactional matters such as state and federal data security and privacy requirements, managed care and other contractual matters, and state and federal regulatory requirements applicable to various provider groups. He frequently assists clients with the assessment of security incidents, HIPAA compliance and response to breaches, and has represented clients before state and federal agencies relating to various cyber security and privacy matters. Kurt represents nursing homes, adult care facilities, clinical laboratories, home care agencies, mental health providers, health care provider associations, physician practices, management companies, individual physicians and other licensed professionals. He also advises a range of institutional clients including those outside of the health care system, about corporate formation, data security, employment, intellectual property and general business matters.
Kurt’s litigation practice is concentrated on representing health care providers and licensed professionals in administrative proceedings, regulatory enforcement matters, Article 78 actions and other civil litigation. Kurt has litigated complex issues in state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts, including ERISA and fraud claims, intellectual property disputes, and novel issues of law. His business litigation experience includes employment and contractual disputes, corporate break-ups, and more specialized areas such as intellectual property matters, piercing the corporate veil, trade secret protection and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Of equal importance, Kurt has successfully advised clients about how and when to avoid litigation so they can focus their energy and resources on their business or caring for patients.
Kurt is currently the First Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Empire State Youth Orchestras and President of the Board of Directors of the Northeast String Orchestra. Prior to joining the firm, Kurt practiced with a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.