Jim Lytle is the partner in charge of Manatt’s Albany office, where he oversees the firm’s New York State government, regulatory policy and government contracts practice and is a member of the firm’s health practice. He represents a broad array of clients before the Legislature, the executive branch and the courts, both within New York State and beyond, generally regarding issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors for heavily regulated industries. The firm’s New York governmental practice includes legislative lobbying and regulatory representation of clients in the healthcare, educational, cultural, biomedical, insurance, pharmaceutical, food service, transportation, public safety, economic development and other sectors. Jim’s regulatory and legislative work has involved issues relating to insurance regulation, biomedical research, healthcare delivery and regulation, services and programs for persons with disabilities, procurement and government contracting, human services, the professions, and educational issues.
Jim is also a member of the firm’s health practice. In the highly regulated modern healthcare environment, Jim provides strategic guidance on regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters, relating to both state and federal healthcare law and policy, and is the former chair of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has represented clients in administrative hearings and throughout all levels of the state court system, including the State’s highest court, and devotes a considerable amount of his practice to representing healthcare entities in audit, investigative and enforcement matters, including those initiated by the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and similar entities.
Jim served as Assistant Counsel for Health and Human Services to Governor Mario M. Cuomo from 1983-86.