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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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NY Medical License Defense Attorney

By Spodek Law Group | September 7, 2011
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 10:10 pm

New York Medical  License Defense Attorney

Our firm can help defend physicians and physician’s assistants in criminal and professional licensing matters with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). In fact, defending New York physicians is one of our primary practice areas.
Attending and graduating from medical school, surviving medical residency, and keeping up with rigid everyday requirements of a medical practice are all remarkable achievements that only few accomplish. Being a practicing physician is definitely a matter of special pride for you and your family. Your practice, your livelihood, and your social standing all depend on your medical license. This is why when your medical license is in jeopardy, it is so essential to seek an experienced New York medical license defense attorney to represent you.

What is Professional Medical Misconduct in New York

In New York, the NY Education law Section 6530 sets forth the list of actions considered professional medical misconduct. This is not a full list but the most common issues for which result on physician’s discipline in New York.

  • Obtaining the license fraudulently;
  • Practicing the profession fraudulently or beyond its authorized scope;
  • Negligence
  • Incompetence
  • Practicing the profession while impaired by alcohol, drugs, physical disability, or mental disability;
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Practicing with a psychiatric condition which impairs the licensee’s ability to practice;
  • Being convicted of a crime or improper professional practice or professional misconduct by another state, or being disciplined by another state;
  • Permitting or helping an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license;
  • Practicing the profession while the license is suspended or inactive
  • Kick backs for patient referrals
  • Illegal fee splitting
  • Moral unfitness to practice medicine;
  • Making false statements or reports or failing to file a report required by law or by the department of health or the education department,
  • HIPAA violations
  • Performing unauthorized professional services
  • Unethical Advertising
  • Failing to respond within thirty days to written communications from the department of health and to make available any relevant records with respect to  an inquiry or complaint about the licensee’s professional misconduct
  • Patient abuse
  • Failing to maintain a record for each patient which accurately reflects the evaluation and treatment of the patient
  • Failing to exercise appropriate supervision over persons who are authorized to practice only under the supervision of the licensee
  • Ordering of excessive tests, treatment, or use of treatment facilities not warranted by the condition of the patient

New York OPMC – Medical License Defense Lawyers

OPMC Investigations in New York – what to do

Many factors may trigger an investigation and a disciplinary action that could cost you loss of your medical license. Both New York statutes define numerous actions that are considered professional misconduct. If a medical doctor is found to have committed professional misconduct, which includes being convicted of a crime, the licensing agency, at the request of the OPMC will surely take a disciplinary action that is likely to effectively restrict or terminate your practice.
No disciplinary action takes place without a prior investigation. If you know that you are under investigation by a state administrative or law enforcement agency, there are two options open to you. You may handle the situation yourself or you may exercise your rights and seek legal counsel.
Remember, however, that lawyers do not practice medicine and physicians should not be practicing law. If you attempt to resolve the issue without an experienced NY medical defense attorney, hoping that voluntary cooperation will make the problems disappear, you are wrong. Any information obtained during the investigation will become part of the OPMC investigative report and will be used against you. You may substantially complicate your case if you try to handle it yourself.
We recommend that physicians never discuss any details of their cases with anyone, especially the OPMC investigators. If you receive a letter from the OPMC informing you that you are subject to an investigation, you have a duty to comply with any document requests but you have no duty to make any statements with the investigators. You should contact our office right away when you receive the OPMC letter prior to contacting the investigator.

New York Medical License Defense Lawyers

We can help represent physicians charged with diversion of narcotics, drunk driving, and sex crimes. We can help deal with just about any law enforcement agency involved in prosecution of doctors in New York including:
• The Inspector General
• The FBI
• District Attorney’s Office
• medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office
• The DEA
If you are facing criminal charges in any court or if you are a target of a criminal investigation you need a defense attorney who understand the nuances of medical practice as well as the criminal justice system.

NY Physicians License Defense Lawyers

The Spodek Law Group is a top and greatest rated professional license defense law firm. When you get your license , your hard work has paid off and you’ve finished a rigorous education. You have passed your licensing examination , and obtained your permit. Unfortunately, you’re now under a disciplinary or criminal investigation for misconduct another offense. Being charged with a crime can ruin your professional career, your finances, and standing.

In situations such as this, you need the Spodek Law Group. If you are under investigation and your license is in danger of being revoked or suspended, you might want to talk to a professional license defense lawyer immediately. You should speak to a license defense law firm immediately because if you are convicted, you might never practice again.

Matters that place your professional license at risk

There are many activities which can put a professional license at risk . These actions can vary from misconduct in the work place, to fraud and other crimes. Below are common examples of illegal activities that can put your professional license in danger:
Practicing under influence of drugs
Insurance Fraud
Domestic Violence

When situations arise, you require a license defense lawyer to help protect your rights. Our license defense attorneys can help you in every stage of the procedure . Even after you have worked so hard to earn your license, the fact is that the government has the power to take it off. They have the ability to take away all your future earning potential. It’s critical you hire an attorney at stages in this way. This can happen either through the licensing board, the state government, or through the federal government. Each of these entities has the power to perform investigations which could result in either disciplinary actions, or criminal charges, which may activate either a suspension or revocation of your license.
Whatever the situation is, we fight hard for you and protect you from aggressive government actions. We work hard daily to protect licensed professionals from government investigations and government activities.

Being a licensed professional means you adhere to a set of duties and levels of behavior, and ahve a responsibility to follow standard of professional acceptance. The reason you’re being investigated is because it’s alleged you failed to do so. Failure to perform according to those requirements is considered professional misconduct and can result in disciplinary action.

Legal defenses
Professionals often don’t fully understand the effect a conviction can happen when charged with a misdemeanor, or felony. Criminal convictions can end your career. Whether you’re facing a DUI, drug charge, domestic violence, harassment, or another crime – you want an aggressive lawyer to help you. When you hire an experienced license defense lawyer, he or she’ll work with you to avoid disciplinary actions or criminal convictions. When you are being investigated your first step should be to hire a lawyer. You should avoid talking to any investigator. Our license defense attorneys work tirelessly to protect your rights.

In addition to disciplinary action, you could be sentenced to jail time, face fines, and community service.

Authorities believe a professional license is a privilege, not a ideal

Your ability to practice is a privilege, not a right. If the government attempts to take it away, you need to defend yourself. If your license is suspended, the suspension takes effect immediately. It means your primary source of income is cut away. It’s important to reach out to our attorneys as soon as possible.

The Spodek Law Group is a top-rated professional license defense law firm in New York that defends physicians and physicians’ assistants in criminal and professional licensing matters with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). Their primary practice areas include defending physicians charged with diversion of narcotics, drunk driving, and sex crimes, and dealing with law enforcement agencies involved in prosecuting doctors in New York, such as the Inspector General, the FBI, District Attorney’s Office, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, and the DEA.

In New York, professional misconduct can result in disciplinary action and loss of a medical license. Defending your license is crucial to protecting your practice, livelihood, and social standing. If you are facing criminal charges or a target of a criminal investigation, you should contact a defense attorney who understands medical practice nuances and the criminal justice system. The Spodek Law Group can help protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences and risks to your professional license.

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