Martin G. Bunin has extensive experience in the representation of unsecured creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases filed by hospitals and health care institutions. In 2014, The M&A Advisor named his representation of the unsecured creditors’ committee in a sale of a hospital’s assets as the “Restructuring Deal of the Year (between $10MM and $100MM).”
Mr. Bunin earned his J. D. from New York University School of Law and his B. A. from Wesleyan University.
Kevin P. Mulry is a commercial litigation partner who also works with our healthcare practice group. Mr. Mulry has extensive trial and litigation experience in all areas of civil litigation, and previously served as Principal Deputy Chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He supervised the District’s False Claims Act practice, including health care fraud, and coordinated the national investigation of pharmaceutical health care fraud cases, including allegations of off-label marketing, kickbacks, and improper billing. Mr. Mulry has represented clients in federal and state investigations involving allegations of health care fraud and improper billing.
Mr. Mulry earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from St. John’s University. He is admitted to practice in New York, to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mark Ustin is a regulatory lawyer and lobbyist with extensive experience assisting healthcare entities in navigating the complicated statutory, regulatory and policy landscape surrounding healthcare delivery and payment. He has represented a broad array of healthcare clients across the country, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, critical access hospitals, federally qualified health centers, physician practices, nursing homes, assisted living providers, home health agencies, behavioral health providers, developmental disability service providers, managed care organizations and pharmaceutical and other life science companies.
Mr. Ustin earned his J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and admitted to practice in New York.
Kristina M. Wesch is a partner concentrating on general corporate matters, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganization. Her practice has a particular focus on the healthcare industry. Most recently, Ms. Wesch represented Winthrop University Hospital (now NYU-Winthrop) in its affiliation with NYU Langone Health System. Additionally, she represented the acquirer of a continuing care retirement community through a section 363 bankruptcy sale process.
Ms. Wesch has authored articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal’s “Intensive Care” column. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.
Ms. Wesch earned her J.D. with honors from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from CUNY Queens College. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Wesch served as a law clerk to Honorable Elizabeth S. Stong, Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York. She is a member of the New York and California State bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Vanessa Bongiorno is a non-attorney professional who represents clients before the Executive and Legislative branches of New York State government, primarily in the areas of healthcare, mental health, insurance, human services, professional licensure, higher education and public safety. She has assisted in the creation and development of key legislative initiatives, political strategies, issue-based coalitions and grassroots advocacy campaigns to advance client interests, and has extensive experience in the legislative and budgetary analysis as well as policy advocacy. She is known and respected by policymakers throughout New York State, and brings her deep knowledge of state government to bear for clients to ensure they are aware of policy trends impacting their business, and that their issues receive the attention they deserve from key decision makers.
Vanessa received a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the State University of Albany.
Kathleen M. Brown is a regulatory healthcare attorney who primarily focuses on provider compliance and related regulatory matters. She is experienced in all levels of administrative litigation, including Article 78 appeals, as well as nonprofit corporation entity formation and corporate compliance, general healthcare transactions and more.
Ms. Brown has authored articles for the Albany County Bar Association.
Ms. Brown graduated cum laude from Albany Law School and earned her B.S., cum laude, from St. John’s University. She is a member of the New York State bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Veronique Urban is a bankruptcy & creditors’ rights associate who also works with our healthcare practice group. She assists on transactional and regulatory matters in the representation of individual health care providers, physicians’ groups and hospitals.
Ms. Urban earned her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and International Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from James Madison University. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.