Best Lawyers In America Names Bond Attorney 2013 Albany Health Care Law "Lawyer Of The Year"

September 17, 2012

(Albany, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is pleased to announce that Hermes Fernandez, a Member (Partner) of the firm's Albany office and Co-Chair of the firm's Health Care Practice Group has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Albany Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 ("Best Lawyers"). Only a single lawyer in each practice area in any community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Mr. Fernandez practices primarily in the areas of health law, administrative and regulatory law, related litigation, and governmental representation. He has a particular affinity for assisting clients chart a course through unsettled law. Mr. Fernandez has handled numerous matters in health care fraud and abuse in the courts and in administrative hearings. He has represented providers before and against the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Disclosure.

Mr. Fernandez has advised and represented health care providers on board governance, statutory and regulatory compliance, surveys and audits, and fraud and abuse matters. He has established new health care providers, and represented providers through mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Fernandez also has represented clients in a number of sanction and enforcement actions, and in trials, including defense of actions brought by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and in administrative proceedings in the State Education Department and State Department of Health. He also represents physicians and other licensed professionals in professional discipline matters.

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, founded in 1897, is a full service law firm comprised of more than 200 attorneys, with offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Garden City, Ithaca, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica, New York; as well as Overland Park, Kansas; and Naples, Florida.