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David is a partner at O’Connell and Aronowitz with a practice concentrating on Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance audits & investigations, Health Law including fraud and abuse, governmental investigations of all kinds, criminal defense, administrative hearings, Federal and State False Claims whistleblower cases, Medicaid compliance plans, and Article 78 cases. He heads the Firm's Government Investigations practice and also works in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse practice area.

David has had a number of high ranking positions within New York State government. Former Governor George Pataki appointed him General Counsel of the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) when the OMIG was created in 2005 in response to widespread public concern about Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse. In addition to serving the OMIG as General Counsel, David was the Deputy Medicaid Inspector General for Audits and Investigations and directed a statewide staff of 364 auditors, investigators and private contractors. In that capacity, he oversaw all audits and investigations involving Medicaid providers.

He also worked extensively with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General’s Office on many cases of criminal fraud. Under former Governors Pataki and Spitzer, David concluded his career in state government as the Acting Medicaid Inspector General. As the head of the OMIG, he was responsible for all statewide operations and 584 people in seven offices.


David is a frequent speaker at various provider conferences throughout the state. From 2007 to 2008, he was a live, weekly on-the-air Legal Analyst for the Capital District radio talk show Talk1300 AM hosted by Paul Vandenburgh. He  occasionally continues to appear on Talk1300.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 23%
  2. Consumer Protection: 23%
  3. Ethics: 23%
  4. White Collar Crime: 22%
  5. Other: 9%
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O'Connell & Aronowitz

54 State Street
Albany, NY, 12207-2524


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerO'Connell and Aronowitz2007 - Present
Acting Medicaid Inspector GeneralNYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General2005 - 2007
Acting General CounselNew York State Office Alcoholism and Substance Abuse1997 - 2005
Assistant Attorney GeneralNew York State Attorney General's Office1994 - 1997
Assistant District AttorneyDutchess County District Attorneys Office1992 - 1994
Assistant Public DefenderColumbia County Public Defender's Office1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Health Law SidebarOMIG Compliance Program2014
Health law Sidebar BlogThe Guard is Changing: Cox Leaving OMIG Top Spot2014
Health Law SidebarFederal Govt Adds an Additional $23M to NYS's Medicaid Bill2014
Health Law Sidebar Blog2013 OMIG Annual Report2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogCardiology Group to Pay More than $1.33 Million For Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogCMS Audit of OPWDD ICFs Seeks Recovery of $1.26 Billion from NYS2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogCongressional Panel Hears HHS OIG Testimony About Oversight of NYS's Medicaid Program2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogTrouble with RACs2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogAuditing the Auditors2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogOMIG Releases Revised Compliance Guidance to OASAS Providers2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogAttention OPWDD Providers: OMIG Releases Compliance Guidance2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogFederal Government Adds an Additional $23 Million to New York State’s Medicaid Bill2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogOMIG Releases Annual Report for 2013: A Year of Record Recoveries2014
Health Law Sidebar BlogCardiology Group to Pay More than $1.33 Million to Settle Allegations of Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webcast - New York State Bar AssociationSelf-Disclosures in Health Care2014
Member WebinarMedicaid2014
Member WebinarMedicaid2014
Camp FinanceMedicaid Audits2014
Annual Education ConferenceMedicaid Self Audits and Self Disclosures2014
35th Annual Education ConferenceMedicaid Self-Audits and Self-Disclosure2014
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2013
Camp FinanceMedicaid Audits2013
Annual Education ConferenceCommunity Residential Services OMIG Audits2013
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2012
Fall Education ConferenceALP Medicaid Audits2012
Camp FinanceMedicaid Audits2012
Annual Education ConferenceCommunity Residential Services OMIG Audits2012
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2011
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2010
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2009
Mid-Winter Education ConferenceOMIG Update2008