Matthew M. Shatzkes

Professional Biography

Matthew Shatzkes is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New York office of Sheppard Mullin and is a member of the firm’s healthcare practice team.

Areas of Practice

Matthew provides strategic, regulatory, compliance, and transactional advice to all manner of health care clients, including health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, long-term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, physician practices, digital health companies and investors.

On the transactional side, Matthew advises clients on corporate issues surrounding complex joint ventures between healthcare entities. He also has experience negotiating mergers and advising clients on professional services and management/administrative services agreements, and regularly advises clients on formation, corporate governance and operational matters for various healthcare entities. 

Matthew also has extensive experience in the health care technology area and assists clients in successfully navigating the risks and benefits of health care technology transactions. He has developed broad experience with license, clinical, revenue cycle and other types of technology agreements. He also advises healthcare providers, emerging health IT companies, vendors and investors in the digital health industry on regulatory and strategic matters critical to telehealth and other health technology products, platforms and services. Matthew has worked with digital health startups, IT vendors and health systems to develop and implement telehealth networks throughout the United States.

In addition to his transactional experience, Matthew advises clients on regulatory compliance matters, including healthcare facility, pharmacy and laboratory licensure and certification, data security and privacy (including HIPAA compliance), fraud and abuse laws, and corporate practice of medicine. His practice includes representation of healthcare providers and their business associates in the implementation of HIPAA compliance programs, OCR investigations, HIPAA Breach responses, and various cyber security and interoperability issues.

Prior to entering into private practice, Matthew worked as a judicial fellow for the Honorable Roger N. Rosengarten at the New York Supreme Court, Queens County.  By beginning his career as a litigator, Matthew also has experience in representing clients in business and commercial disputes involving, among others, fiduciary obligations and breach of contract claims.

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Matthew M. Shatzkes of Sheppard Mullin is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his thought leadership on healthcare regulatory, compliance, and transactional advice; specifically focusing on telehealth regulation.  With the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, telehealth became essential  and Mr. Shazkes’ experience in digital health technologies provided NLR readers with an important resource during COVID-19  especially concerning HIPPA, Medicare and behavioral health services matters.


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