Debra A. Silverman
Chair, Healthcare Practice Group
Debra A. Silverman is the Chair of Garfunkel Wild’s Health Care Practice Group. She represents hospital systems, teaching and community hospitals, faculty practice plans and physician group practices, with an emphasis on managed care contracting, health care delivery networks, accountable care organizations, clinical integration, physician arrangements, antitrust and regulatory matters.
Along with administering the firm’s managed care group, she handles direct negotiations with major managed care organizations (including Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA, United Healthcare and EmblemHealth as well as Medicare and Medicaid managed care plans) for fee-for-service, accountable care and full-risk arrangements. A frequent lecturer for the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Ms. Silverman was also a contributing author of the New York Health Law Update. Ms. Silverman has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2016, and has been named a “Super Lawyer” each year since 2014. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received her JD degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.