Mr. D’Antonio’s focus is on healthcare investigations and litigation, higher education matters and the defense of institutional clients in varied litigation settings. His healthcare work includes the representation of hospitals, nursing homes, academic medical centers and individual providers and provider networks in connection with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues, the creation and implementation of internal compliance programs, various fraud and abuse matters, governmental and third-party payor investigations, False Claims Act and qui tam litigation, payor disputes, staff privilege and credentialing matters, licensure proceedings and employment-related claims in the healthcare setting. He has represented large groups of New York hospitals, numbering in excess of 170 different institutions across the State, in various reimbursement-related lawsuits that implicated a variety of legal and payment issues.
Mr. D’Antonio’s higher education work includes the defense of many and varied employment and discrimination matters. Discrimination cases he has handled include age, gender, race, disability, national origin, sexual harassment, sexual orientation and religious affiliation claims, in diverse forums including the New York state courts in various downstate and upstate venues, all four federal districts in New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Justice Department’s Office for Civil Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. His experience also includes formal and informal dispute resolution of employment disputes, with an emphasis on neutral evaluation and mediation. Additional experience in higher education includes matters involving faculty tenure review and denial, tenure revocation, academic freedom and related issues, scientific and academic misconduct investigations and litigation, governance matters, general not-for-profit issues, student discipline claims and serious general liability cases for colleges and universities located throughout New York State and beyond, as well as private and parochial secondary schools. He acts as Select Counsel in New York for United Educators, and is approved counsel for education matters for several other Employment Practices Liability and Educators Legal Liability insurers.
Mr. D’Antonio also handles the defense of varied toxic tort, unfair competition and commercial claims, and has successfully tried to verdict cases in courts throughout New York State and in other jurisdictions. He represents institutional clients in connection with various internal and governmental reviews, and in selected white collar criminal matters as well.