The faculty at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University features expert practitioners and researchers with decades of experience as leaders in New York healthcare organizations. In the Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy program, you’ll take courses from highly knowledgeable professionals who work in the fields of law, policy, administration, and compliance, learning through a combination of live sessions and asynchronous activities. Faculty members in the online health law certificate program are committed to preparing our students for the complex challenges of navigating changing healthcare regulations, promoting best practices, and monitoring compliance.


Honorable Daniel D. Angiolillo
Honorable Daniel D. Angiolillo
Jurist in Residence
Honorable Daniel D. Angiolillo

Honorable Daniel D. Angiolillo

Jurist in Residence

After 20 years of service to the New York State judiciary, the Honorable Daniel D. Angiolillo has served as Jurist in Residence at Haub Law since the spring of 2014, teaching classes in Election Law and Judicial Ethics & Decision Making and guest lecturing for classes in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Matrimonial Law, New York Practice, and the Federal Judicial Honors Program. During the last seven years on the bench, Judge Angiolillo served as an associate justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, with a designation of Senior/Constitutional member of the court by Governor David A. Paterson in December 2010.

Judge Angiolillo began his judicial career with his November 1993 election to the Westchester County Court, where he presided over a wide range of felony charges, including Murder First Degree. In 2001 he was appointed by Chief Judge Judith Kaye to preside over New York State’s first Integrated Domestic Violence Court, known as the “One Family, One Judge Court.”
Prior to the bench, Judge Angiolillo served seven years as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth H. Lange and six years as an assistant district attorney in Westchester County.

Judge Angiolillo is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education programs, most recently on Appellate Practice, Judicial Ethics, Domestic Violence, New York Practice, and Health Law/Palliative Care. He has instructed the Appellate and High Court Judges in Ghana, West Africa on judicial decision making. He also authored a chapter for the Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence, 6th Edition, 2016, entitled “The Integrated Domestic Violence Court: New York’s Successful Experience.”

Judge Angiolillo presently serves on New York State’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, issuing ethics opinions for over 3000 New York State judges; and is President Emeritus for a New York State not-for-profit devoted to Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Barbara L. Atwell, JD
Barbara L. Atwell, JD
Professor

Barbara L. Atwell, JD

Professor

Professor Barbara Atwell was appointed as Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in February 2009. Prior to that, she served as the director of the Health Law and Policy Program until 2005. Professor Atwell was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems while attending Columbia Law School. From there she clerked for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Atwell subsequently joined Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, as an associate. While there, her areas of practice included communication, government contracts, and civil rights. She helped draft and edit Cable Franchising and Regulation: A Local Government Guide to the New Law. Professor Atwell has served on the Board of Directors of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students and is a former member of the Tort Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is the author of various law review articles.

Jonathan Brown, JD
Jonathan Brown, JD
Professor, Director, Food and Beverage Law Clinic

Jonathan Brown, JD

Professor, Director, Food and Beverage Law Clinic

Jonathan Brown joined the Haub Law faculty in 2016. Professor Brown is the founder and director of the school’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic, which launched in January 2017. The Food and Beverage Law Clinic provides transactional legal services to small- and medium-sized farms, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations seeking to improve our food system. The clinic’s legal services help clients expand access to local, healthy food in underserved communities, start or expand mission-driven business ventures, steward the preservation and transitioning of farmland for future generations of farmers, and implement innovative and sustainable production, processing, and distribution practices.

Prior to joining the Pace faculty, Professor Brown was a clinical lecturer in law and Eugene Ludwig/Robert M. Cover Fellow in Law at Yale Law School, where he co-taught the Community and Economic Development Clinic. There, he represented community-based organizations seeking to promote economic opportunity and mobility, including affordable housing developers, community development banks, farms and farmer’s markets, and neighborhood associations. Previously, Brown was a senior associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, in New York. There, he primarily represented lenders and borrowers in large corporate finance transactions, and also represented not-for-profit organizations on corporate matters.

Professor Brown serves on the board of the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY), New York’s leading non‐profit organization providing programs and services to promote sustainable, local organic food and farming.

Margaret M. Flint, JD
Margaret M. Flint, JD
Professor

Margaret M. Flint, JD

Professor

Professor Margaret M. Flint is the former executive director of John Jay Legal Services and faculty supervisor of the Equal Justice America Disability Rights/Health Law Clinic. She currently teaches Elder Law and Health Law in America. Previously, Professor Flint was the director of the Elderly Project of Volunteers of Legal Service and managing attorney of the Law Enforcement Bureau of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. She has taught in the clinical programs of New York Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Flint is co-chair of Westchester Residential Opportunities, a fair housing organization.

Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari, Esq.
Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari, Esq.
Adjunct Professor

Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari, Esq.

Adjunct Professor

Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari, Esq., is an adjunct professor and teaches Public Health Law. Mrs. Gallinari has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare law, compliance, litigation, medical research, and bioethics.

Prior to joining Pace, Mrs. Gallinari held positions as senior compliance officer for NYC Health + Hospitals, director of regulatory affairs for research, director of compliance, and privacy officer at Montefiore Medical Center, and vice president of legal affairs and general counsel for Staten Island University Hospital. She also served as vice president for patient and family services for the American Cancer Society, and NYS chair of the National Patient Advocate Foundation. Prior to her in-house positions, Mrs. Gallinari was a litigator with the firm of Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky, P.C. She applied the firm’s insurance coverage expertise to patients and medical institutions seeking to secure insurance coverage for state-of-the-art medical treatments. She also organized a national network of pro-bono attorneys experienced in handling health insurance disputes.

Mrs. Gallinari graduated cum laude from New York Law School and graduated with a BA from New York University. She also holds a certificate in bioethics from the Montefiore–Einstein Center for Bioethics.

Mrs. Gallinari is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is chair elect of the NYS Bar Association’s Health Law Section and is an active member of the Health Law Section’s Biotechnology / Medical Research and Public Health Committees and the NY City Bar Association’s Bioethical Issues Committee.

Richard A. Kissel, JD
Richard A. Kissel, JD
Adjunct Professor
Richard A. Kissel, JD

Richard A. Kissel, JD

Adjunct Professor

Richard A. Kissel is a founding member of Kissel Straton & Wilmer and has represented the interests of insurers and reinsurers for over 30 years. Rich’s practice focuses on professional liability, with specific emphasis on lawyers’, accountants’, architects and engineers, D&O and corporate liability, financial institutions, miscellaneous E&O coverages, cyber liability, and general liability issues. His practice also focuses on reinsurance matters including coverage analysis, inspections/audits, and dispute resolution. Much of his work has involved representation of various London, European, and Bermuda insurers and reinsurers, and he has served on several London Market panels focusing on complex claims related issues. As examples, Mr. Kissel has worked on numerous high profile cases arising from the investment scandals of the 1980s, the savings and loan crisis, the corporate scandals of the 1990s, the tax strategy claims of the 2000s, and matters arising from the current economic climate and cyber issues.

For many years, Mr. Kissel has served as an adjunct professor at Haub Law, teaching courses in Accounting for Lawyers and Insurance Law. He has also presented at various conferences and forums on issues vital to the insurance market and to industry groups.

Mr. Kissel graduated with honors from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was on the Moot Court Board, for which he received awards. He was also a graduate teaching assistant in legal research and writing. He graduated with honors from Boston University School of Management, where he majored in accounting.

John C. Lettera, JD
John C. Lettera, JD
Adjunct Professor
John C. Lettera, JD

John C. Lettera, JD

Adjunct Professor

John C. Lettera has over 19 years of legal experience and over 25 years experience in real estate debt originations and acquisitions as well as equity investing. Mr. Lettera founded and has successfully managed two financing funds worth over $100 million. From 1999 to 2005, he was an associate at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he represented public and private clients in a range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, restructurings, going-private transactions and leveraged buyouts, equity and debt financings, DIP financing, creditor committee representation and structuring private equity funds. Mr. Lettera was a founding member, president and CEO of a privately held commercial real estate private equity investment firm focused in the middle market debt space. He has extensive experience in real estate litigation as well as structuring complex real estate debt transactions. Mr. Lettera is currently a member of RealFi Financial and currently manages and oversees the RealFi REIT. He has received extensive recognition for his contributions to the legal, commercial real estate, hedge fund and finance community, including being the honored recipient of Haub Law’s Leadership Award and the American Bar Associations Professor Roundtable. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps.

Linda Martin, JD
Linda Martin, JD
Adjunct Professor
Linda Martin, JD

Linda Martin, JD

Adjunct Professor

Linda Martin is the chief compliance officer at CareOne Management, LLC & Affiliates (“CareOne”), where she champions the compliance efforts and oversees the regulatory affairs of the organization. CareOne is a multi-state provider of senior care services with approximately $2 billion in annual revenue. Prior to joining CareOne, Ms. Martin was executive vice president and corporate director of legal affairs for Aging in America, Inc. a non-profit organization where she served as compliance officer, was responsible for the case management of legal matters, and oversaw the planning and development of community-based programs and services. Ms. Martin’s background is in hospital administration and chronic care. She previously worked at the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation overseeing the Division of Diagnostic Services for two busy municipal hospitals in the Bronx. After that, she worked at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as the administrator of their outpatient dialysis center, which included an active fellowship training program and numerous research grants.Following the consolidation of clinical programs with Montefiore Medical Center, Ms. Martin became the area administrator for New York Dialysis Management, responsible for the Montefiore Dialysis Centers and the company’s New York-based operations.

Ms. Martin graduated magna cum laude from Haub Law with a juris doctor degree. From 2002–2011, she served on the board of directors at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY where she chaired the Bylaws and Governance Committee and was an active member of the Audit and Community Health Committees. During this time she also served as a trustee of the Stellaris Hospital Network in Armonk, NY. She was a board member and founding chair of the Legal Services Committee of the New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (now LeadingAGE N.Y.). She recently completed a seven-year term as a member of the Kendal on Hudson Board of Directors in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Ms. Martin and her family live in Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Ryan Naples, JD
Ryan Naples, JD
Adjunct Professor

Ryan Naples, JD

Adjunct Professor

Ryan Naples is the deputy director of Tech:NYC. Before that he worked at Lyft as a senior public policy manager, developing and executing Lyft’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy in New York State and the northeast region. He previously served in government and on campaigns for over a decade. He was most recently Governor Andrew Cuomo’s assistant secretary for legislative affairs and advocated on behalf of the governor for congestion pricing, an AI task force, fintech regulations, and other technology issues.

He also served the governor as his legislative counsel at the New York State Department of Labor, helping to shepherd bills that increased the minimum wage and reduced fees on businesses. Before that he was the deputy legislative counsel at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where among other things, he managed the state’s energy portfolio. Before, during, and after law school, Ryan began his career working on state and city campaigns.

Mr. Naples received his JD from Pace University School of Law and has been an adjunct professor since 2017, teaching a course on legislative and regulatory processes. He also received a BA in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College. He is a core group member of the Carroll Gardens CSA in Brooklyn, NY, where he lives with his wife and two sons.


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