Healthcare Partner Steve Chananie Joins Sheppard Mullin New York

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:40

Steven J. Chananie has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Healthcare practice and Corporate practice group. Chananie joins from Garfunkel Wild, where he was head of the firm’s Compliance and Defense practice group.

"We are thrilled to welcome Steve, who brings healthcare regulatory expertise to our New York office. In addition to the growth of our Healthcare regulatory and compliance practice, he expands and deepens our ability to serve as special healthcare counsel for private equity funds, commercial and investment banks and strategic investors targeting the healthcare industry," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

In his practice over the past 19 years, Chananie has represented numerous healthcare providers, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions and arrangements; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; and assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs. 

Chananie has also defended numerous clients against civil government actions and investigations, including in False Claims Act cases, threatened Anti-Kickback prosecutions, and various state and federal audits. He brings his knowledge of government enforcement efforts -- along with his technical legal expertise and his practical understanding of how healthcare providers operate in the real world -- to his guidance on regulatory and compliance matters. His clients include academic medical centers, hospital systems, faculty practice plans, laboratories (both independent and hospital based), physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes and home health agencies. 

Prior to entering private practice, Chananie was chief of appeals at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office (1993 - 1996), counsel to field operations and chief appellate counsel at the New York State Organized Crime Task Force (1987 - 1993), and an assistant district attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (1983 - 1987).