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Mark Peter Scherzer

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, Insurance, State, Local And Municipal Law, Litigation

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About Me

For over 25 years, Mark Scherzer has helped consumers understand and protect their rights to health, disability and life insurance and employee benefit plans. As Legislative Counsel to New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage, he has also advocated for changes in the law to protect consumer rights.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Employee Benefits: 50%
    34 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    34 years
  3. State, Local And Municipal Law: 15%
    25 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    36 years

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Contact Info

7 Dey St Ste 600
New York, NY, 10007-3201

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 197903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationAmerican Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession2002
Outstanding Service AwardCancer Care1993
Lliberty AwardLambda Legal Defense & Education Fund1992
Community Service AwardN/A1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Legislative CounselNew Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage1991 - Present
PartnerScherzer & Palella1984 - Present
proprietorMark Scherzer Law Office1980 - Present
AssociateBotein, Hays, Sklar & Herzberg1978 - 1980

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
AIDS and the LawPrivate Insurance2007
Sexual Orientation and the LawInsurance and AIDS2005
GP Solo MagazineNegotiating the Best Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients2003
The Advocate's Guid to Managed Health CareCommercial or Private Insurance2003
NY State Bar Association Health Law SectionA Practical Approach to ERISA Cases2000
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and LawReview: Private Acts, Social Consequences, AIDS and the Politics of Public Health1991
AIDS and the Law"Insurance"1987

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of ChicagoAnthropologyMA - Masters1975
Haverford CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
What’s the Problem? Issues with New York’s Direct Pay, Small Group, Healthy New York MarketsNew York's Direct Pay Market, a brief and biblical history2007
Secrets & Strategies for SuccessPrivate Insurance: Denials and Negotiations2007
Health Action 2007Private Insurance: What State Advocates Need to Know2007
Annual meeting, NYS Bar Labor & Employment and Municipal Law SectionsBenefits and Other Issues for Domestic Partners2006
External Appeals for Health Insurance Denials: Implementation and Practical IssuesExternal Appeals for Health Insurance Denials: Implementation and Practical Issues2005