Jonathan is a senior partner in Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP's New York City office. His practice areas include Medical Malpractice Defense, Long Term Care and Nursing Home Defense, Health Care, Products Liability Defense and General Liability Defense Litigation. He is a former President of The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York (AHRMNY) and a member of the New York State Bar Health Law section.

 

Jonathan represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other allied medical professionals in civil litigation matters through trial in state and federal courts in New York. In addition to the representation of licensed professionals in medical malpractice and other professional liability claims, he has represented physicians and other medical professionals in disciplinary actions before the New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the New York State Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline. 

 

Jonathan also advises hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other allied medical professionals on new developments in health care law and effective risk management strategies. Jonathan engages with such health care providers to minimize risks and allow them to achieve their long-range goals.

 

Jonathan has particular experience in the defense of mental health providers, and he has lectured extensively in this area including recent ASHRM lectures focusing on “Managing Psychiatric Patients in Acute Care Settings” in March 2015 as well as at the national ASHRM annual conference. He has also given numerous presentations on the litigation of complex medical malpractice matters and a variety of risk management and confidentially issues for a wide variety of health professionals. 

 

Prior to entering private practice, Jonathan served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, prosecuting a wide range of felony cases from inception through trial, including work on long term narcotics investigations involving state and federal law enforcement.

 

Jonathan is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A. Cum Laude) and the George Washington University Law School (J.D.). He is admitted to practice in New York, The United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of Columbia. 

  

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

The Effect of Social Media on Long Term Health Care, PLUS Journal, Volume XXV, Number 3, March 2012

 

Boundary Violation Issues and Risk Management Concerns in Psychiatry, In Session with Allied World for AACAP, Volume I, Issue I, Spring 2010

 

Boundary Violation Issues and Risk Management Concerns in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, In Sessionwith Allied World, Volume I, Issue I, Spring 2010

 

Potential Liability for Outbreaks of Swine Flu, AHRMNY News 2009, PLUS, April 2010

 

Recordkeeping and the Legal Defense of Mental Health Care Professionals: The Ugly, the Bad and the Good, AHRMNY News, Winter 2009

 

The Hospitalist Movement: Strategies for Risk Reduction, New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2008, MLMIC Dateline, Volume 7, Number 2, and PLUS, Volume XXI, Number 5, May 2008

 

Boundary Violation Issues and Risk Management Concerns in Phychiatry, In Session with Allied World for AACAP, Volume I, Issue I, Spring 2001

 

Boundary Violation Issues and Risk Management Concerns in Child and Adolescent Phychiatry, In Session with Allied World, Volume I, Issue I, Spring 2001

 

Confidentiality Issues in Treatment of Couples in Marital Therapy, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Vol 18, Number 1, 2000

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home and Long Term Care

Disciplinary Proceedings and Professional Licensing

Healthcare Law

Food, Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Miscellaneous Professional Liability

General Liability

Premises Liability

Products Liability Defense


Education
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1991

Vassar College, B.S., cum laude,1986

Bar and Court Admissions
New York

District of Columbia

U.S. District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


Other Professional Affiliations

The Association for Health Care Risk Management of New York, Inc. (President)

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association