PeoplePaul J. Giancola
Paul J. Giancola

Paul J. Giancola

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PeoplePaul J. Giancola

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
    • Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review
    • Judicial Clerkship Recommendation
  • New York University (Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1975)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S., Biology, 1973)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Diploma (June 1984)
  • CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution, Certified Mediator (2003)
  • AHLA, Health Care Arbitration (2016)

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor
    • Health Care Fraud Investigations & Litigation (2011-present)
    • The Litigation Experience (2011-2015)
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Lecturer (2013-present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (1994-present)
  • Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (1992-present)
    • Board of Directors (2000-present)
    • President (2003-2005)
  • State Bar of Arizona (1987-present)
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (1992-1995)
  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
  • Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Associate Editor (1986-1989); Executive Editor (1990-1991); Editor-in-Chief (1991-1993)
  • Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Contributing Editor (1982-1988)
  • Syracuse University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Scientific Litigation (1985)

  • "The Revised Yates Memo: Individual Accountability in Federal Investigations and Enforcement," Presenter, Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (December 11, 2018)
  • "Legal Issues in Transgender Health Care and Patient Bias Against Health Care Providers," Presenter, Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (September 25, 2018)
  • "ACI/CCRE Compliance Program," Co-Presenter (January 30, 2018)
  • "The Yates Memo: Individual Accountability in Federal Investigations and Enforcement, A Primer for In-House Counsel," Presenter (January 23, 2018)
  • "HIPPA Update Training," Presenter (January 23, 2018)
  • "Policy Corner: Balance Billing Curtailed by New AZ Law," Author, Arizona Physician Magazine (June 2017)
  • “Health Law Forum”, Panel Member, Maricopa County Medical Society (May 18, 2017)
  • “Understanding MACRA (Medicare Access & Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015): Real Solutions for Real Needs," Panel Member,  Perch (January 25, 2017)
  • "Healthcare Law Update: Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA and Other Legal Minefields," Presenter, Arizona Orthopaedic Society 2016 Annual Meeting (November 5, 2016)
  • "Direct-to-Consumer Marketing: 20 Years Later," Author, AZMedicine (Fall 2016)
  • "Leveling the Playing Field: The Impact of Equalizing Payment for Evaluation & Management Visits on Physician Practice Consolidation," Author, AZMedicine (Spring 2016)
  • “Peer Accountability - What are our obligations when we are faced with unethical colleague behavior?” Speaker, Sedona Scientific Program (April 1, 2016)
  • "New AZ Law on Self Referred Laboratory Testing," Author, AZMedicine (Fall 2015)
  • “Arbitration Clauses in Contracts," Speaker, Arizona Corporate Counsel Forum (October 21, 2015)
  • “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit,” Speaker, Banner Orthopedic Residency (September 23, 2015)
  • “Surviving a Claims Audit and the Ever Expanding Scope of the False Claims Act,"  Speaker, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (September 22, 2015)
  • “Two Important Developments in Arizona Physician/Medical Staff Law," Speaker, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (July 9, 2015)
  • "MACRA: The Good, the Controversial, and the Uncertain," Author, AZMedicine (Summer 2015)
  • “Health Care Reform 2015: Where Are We Now?” Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, Southwestern Conference on Medicine (April 25, 2015)
  • "Are Physicians Evolving Into Shift Workers?," Author, AZMedicine (Spring 2015)
  • “Identifying and Assisting the Impaired Healthcare Worker,” Panelist, American College of Healthcare Executives, Arizona Healthcare Executives Chapter (Phoenix January 29, 2015 and Tucson March 10, 2015)
  • Ethical Dilemmas from Physician Ownership Interests in Ancillary Services,” Author, AZMedicine (Winter 2014)
  • Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Potential Risks for Physicians,” Co-Author, AZ Medicine (Fall 2014)
  • "Physicians Treating Chronic Pain with Opioid Narcotics Face Multiple Risk Exposures," Author, Medical Liability Monitor, Vol. 39, No. 6 (June 2014)
  • "So you Think Divorces are Unpleasant: Minimizing Collateral Damage in Physician Practice Separations," Speaker, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers (June 10, 2014)
  • "Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Considerations for Hospital Executives," Co-Author, American College of Healthcare Executives, Arizona Healthcare Executives (2nd Quarter 2014)
  • "The Impact of the ACA : How Readmission Penalties will Affect the Healthcare Executive’s Mission," Panelist, Arizona Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (May 21, 2014)
  • "Treating Chronic Pain can be Risky for Physicians," Author, AZ Medicine (Spring 2014)
  • "Updates in Healthcare Reform – An Employee Benefits and Healthcare Provider Perspectives," Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel Arizona Chapter (January 21, 2014)
  • "Health Care Reform Expands Physicians’ Liability," Author, AZ Medicine (Fall 2013)
  • "Can Accountable Care Organizations Hit the Trifecta: Improve Quality, Reduce Cost, and Increase Physician Compensation?," Author, AZ Medicine (Summer 2013)
  • "Breach Notification: The I’m Sorry Rule, Speaker, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers" (June 13, 2013)
  • "Healthcare Reform: The Business of Expanding Healthcare Benefits and Adding Coverage for up to 30 Million People," Author, AZ Medicine (Spring 2013)
  • "Conflicts of Interest: A Forerunner to Healthcare Fraud," Author, AZ Medicine (Fall 2012)
  • "Sawbones Blues: Recent Cases & Trends," Speaker, AZ Orthopaedic Society (June 2012)
  • "Social Media Malpractice Anyone?," Author, AZ Medicine (Spring 2012)
  • "Defending Drug Charges: Drug Abuse and Malprescribing, Anatomy of a Government Investigation," Speaker, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (February 2012)
  • "Controlled Substances Act of 1970," Speaker, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (February 2012)
  • "Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes & Regulations, Arizona," Co-Author, American Health Lawyers Association (2012)
  • "Physician Integration and ACOs - New Dynamics of the Antitrust Law," Author, AZ Medicine (Winter 2011)
  • "Doctors in Disguise? Physician Extenders on the Rise," Author, AZ Medicine (Fall 2011)
  • "Vampire Blues—Infectious Disease Litigation," Speaker, AZ Infectious Disease Society (October 2011)
  • "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," Speaker, Southwest Orthopaedic Trauma Association (September 2011)
  • "How to Avoid Becoming a 'Pot Doc': Physicians are the Gatekeepers for Medical Marijuana Use," Author, AZ Medicine (Summer 2011)
  • Frequent seminar speaker and author of health care articles
    • Recent presentations include fraud and abuse, HIPAA, healthcare reform, Arizona medical marijuana law, physician extenders, infectious disease litigation, ED on-call obligations for specialists
  • Guest Lecturer in Health Law at Arizona State University, Graduate Business School (2002-2003)
  • Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, Presenter, American Health Lawyers (2002, 2004)

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2018)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (2004-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law (2007-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law (2018, 2020)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Healthcare (2015-2019)
  • Top Rated Lawyers®, Health Care Law, Corporate Counsel Magazine (2012)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Health Care (2007-2019)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine (2010)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Advisory Board (2007-2016), Member (2004-2016), Chair (2007-2010)
  • Scottsdale Cultural Council (2007-2011, 2013-2014)
  • Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Arizona Chapter Board of Directors (2006-2008)
  • Scottsdale Healthcare, Ethics Committee (1990-1993), Institutional Review Committee (1991-1994)

  • O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth and Beshears, P.A., Senior Member/Shareholder
  • Birnbaum and Manaker, P.C., Associate

  • Arizona
  • New York
  • District of Columbia (inactive)

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of New York
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit