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Catherine Flynn is the co-founding Partner of Flynn Watts Law. Leveraging more than 30 years of success as a trusted advisor to healthcare providers, Catherine provides representation in the many evolving areas of healthcare law, protecting the interests of both institutional and individual clients. Ms. Flynn has counseled hospital, ambulatory care, home healthcare service providers, nursing home clients and physician group practices on Federal and State regulatory and compliance matters; HITECH Act, HIPAA and EMTALA matters; Medical Staff By-laws and privilege delineation, regulatory agency investigators; JCAHO accreditation, risk management and insurance coverage counseling. Ms. Flynn represents individual licensed healthcare professionals protecting their interests in regulatory compliance matters, licensure investigations and hearings, as well as providing insurance coverage, risk management and HIPAA counseling.

As an active malpractice defense lawyer for more than three decades, Ms. Flynn has successfully argued cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division. She has represented physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals in over 120 jury trials involving complex medical issues and catastrophic injuries. In addition to her malpractice defense experience, Ms. Flynn represents individual healthcare clients in administrative professional licensure matters.

A horse enthusiast, Ms. Flynn also counsels individual horse owners, stable facilities, insurers, breeders and trainers, in all aspects of equine law. She is a member of the American Horse Council, American College of Equine Attorneys and the United States Equestrian Federation.

Ms. Flynn is a frequent speaker on Healthcare Law issues including Health Reform Legislation and its implications on the healthcare industry.

Areas of Focus

  • Professional liability litigation
  • Federal and State regulatory and compliance matters
  • HITECH Act, HIPAA and EMTALA matters
  • Medical Staff by-laws and privilege delineation
  • Regulatory agency investigations
  • JCAHO accreditation
  • Risk management and insurance coverage counselingLicensure investigations and hearings
  • Licensure investigations and hearings

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 1986
St. Peter’s College B.S., summa cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey, 1987
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2012

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Health Lawyers Association

American Horse Council

American College of Equine Attorneys

New Jersey Horse Council

Seton Hall Alumni American Inn of Court (Master)

Trinitas Health Foundation Board – Chairperson and Trustee

  • Executive Committee, Gala Committee Chair
  • Emergency Department Capital Campaign, Co-Chair
  • Women’s Committee
  • Peace of Mind Campaign, Vice Chair

Executive Women of New Jersey

  • Former Vice Chair
  • Corporate Board Appointment Committee
  • Programs Committee and Finance and Investments Committee

St. Peter’s College Board of Regents – Member

  • Business Symposium Committee – Member

American College of Healthcare Executives

  • Executive Leadership Committee Member
  • Go Red for Women Luncheon

American Heart Association

Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills

  • Trustee and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Women’s Association of New Jersey Performing Arts Center

DeCotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP
Partner, 2016-2019

Carroll McNulty & Kull, LLC
Partner, 2013-2016

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLC
Partner & Chair Health Law Group, 2009-2013

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.
Shareholder & Practice Leader Health Law Group, 2002-2009

Tafaro and Flynn, P.A.
Shareholder & Senior Litigator, 1992-2002

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Healthcare Law 2008 – 2012, 2015

Boy Scouts of America Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018

The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Overview

Catherine Flynn is the co-founding Partner of Flynn Watts Law. Leveraging more than 30 years of success as a trusted advisor to healthcare providers, Catherine provides representation in the many evolving areas of healthcare law, protecting the interests of both institutional and individual clients. Ms. Flynn has counseled hospital, ambulatory care, home healthcare service providers, nursing home clients and physician group practices on Federal and State regulatory and compliance matters; HITECH Act, HIPAA and EMTALA matters; Medical Staff By-laws and privilege delineation, regulatory agency investigators; JCAHO accreditation, risk management and insurance coverage counseling. Ms. Flynn represents individual licensed healthcare professionals protecting their interests in regulatory compliance matters, licensure investigations and hearings, as well as providing insurance coverage, risk management and HIPAA counseling.

As an active malpractice defense lawyer for more than three decades, Ms. Flynn has successfully argued cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division. She has represented physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals in over 120 jury trials involving complex medical issues and catastrophic injuries. In addition to her malpractice defense experience, Ms. Flynn represents individual healthcare clients in administrative professional licensure matters.

A horse enthusiast, Ms. Flynn also counsels individual horse owners, stable facilities, insurers, breeders and trainers, in all aspects of equine law. She is a member of the American Horse Council, American College of Equine Attorneys and the United States Equestrian Federation.

Ms. Flynn is a frequent speaker on Healthcare Law issues including Health Reform Legislation and its implications on the healthcare industry.

Areas of Focus

  • Professional liability litigation
  • Federal and State regulatory and compliance matters
  • HITECH Act, HIPAA and EMTALA matters
  • Medical Staff by-laws and privilege delineation
  • Regulatory agency investigations
  • JCAHO accreditation
  • Risk management and insurance coverage counselingLicensure investigations and hearings
  • Licensure investigations and hearings

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 1986
St. Peter’s College B.S., summa cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey, 1987
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2012

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Health Lawyers Association

American Horse Council

American College of Equine Attorneys

New Jersey Horse Council

Seton Hall Alumni American Inn of Court (Master)

Trinitas Health Foundation Board – Chairperson and Trustee

  • Executive Committee, Gala Committee Chair
  • Emergency Department Capital Campaign, Co-Chair
  • Women’s Committee
  • Peace of Mind Campaign, Vice Chair

Executive Women of New Jersey

  • Former Vice Chair
  • Corporate Board Appointment Committee
  • Programs Committee and Finance and Investments Committee

St. Peter’s College Board of Regents – Member

  • Business Symposium Committee – Member

American College of Healthcare Executives

  • Executive Leadership Committee Member
  • Go Red for Women Luncheon

American Heart Association

Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills

  • Trustee and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

Women’s Association of New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Experience

DeCotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Giblin, LLP
Partner, 2016-2019

Carroll McNulty & Kull, LLC
Partner, 2013-2016

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLC
Partner & Chair Health Law Group, 2009-2013

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.
Shareholder & Practice Leader Health Law Group, 2002-2009

Tafaro and Flynn, P.A.
Shareholder & Senior Litigator, 1992-2002

Honors & Awards

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Healthcare Law 2008 – 2012, 2015

Boy Scouts of America Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018

The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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