Gabriel counsels healthcare clients on issues at the intersection of legal, policy and operational affairs.

As an experienced healthcare attorney with healthcare management expertise, Gabriel guides c-suite leaders on matters ranging from regulatory and legislative affairs to strategic planning as well as legal issues affecting their organizations. Trained as a lawyer and a journalist, he is seasoned in operations, persuasive in advocacy, and an asset in crisis management. 

Through roles with the City of New York, the Innocence Project and with CCLC, a trade association closely aligned with the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), Gabriel has been a leader of complex operations and teams. He delivers wide-ranging knowledge from experience – including through his direction of care delivery operations during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and his management of a more-than-$200M suite of Vital Access Provider (VAP) programs that engaged dozens of provider organizations.

At CCLC (Continuing Care Leadership Coalition) Gabriel represented more than 70 healthcare and human services organizations. While there Gabriel built an emergency preparedness and cybersecurity practice, and opened doors for providers to engage in value based payment reform. He also founded an independent practice association (IPA) and he managed a multi-provider group purchasing organization with the goal of implementing supply chain contracting for the benefit of participating provider organizations. Likewise, Gabriel understands complex government reimbursement systems – including Medicare and Medicaid – and he has developed a $60 million labor-management training partnership on workforce investments and strategies. 

While with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, Gabriel was instrumental in providing housing for displaced families, in partnership with the City’s law department and agencies. Early in his career, Gabriel worked at the Innocence Project on justice policy, testifying nationally before legislatures and administrative bodies.

  • An Interview with Gabriel Oberfield, Health Care, Legally Bond Podcast, November 15, 2021
  • Public testimony, Policy Roundtable, before N.Y. State Sen. Liz Krueger
  • Public testimony, The Long Term Care Sector’s Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19, New York City Council
  • Founder of nationally recognized annual conferences and stakeholder exercises on emergency preparedness
  • The Future of Long Term Care from the Not-for-Profit Perspective, New York City Bar Association
  • “It’s Your Call” Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Replication, LeadingAge Annual Conference

  • New York Healthcare Cyber Alliance, Co-Chairman, 2020-present
    • Appointed by Governor’s office to design cross-sectional cybersecurity strategies for potentially vulnerable healthcare and human services providers, including those in post-acute and in community based settings
  • The Fortune Society, 2011-present
    • Served for eight years on executive committee of $30+ million organization; created and chaired policy and advocacy committee; prompted justice policy reform through oversight of strategies that changed correctional and employment practice.