Danielle E. Holley

Danielle E. Holley: Attorney with O'Connell and Aronowitz, P.C.


Danielle Holley is an Associate who brings a wealth of health law experience to the O’Connell & Aronowitz Health Law practice. While in law school, Danielle obtained her M.S. in Bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and received a concentration with honors in health law. She obtained her B.A. in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law from the University of Virginia. She was a clinical ethics fellow at Albany Medical College, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Associations Guardianship Corporation, and is a member of the Institutional Review Board at Albany Medical Center, where she is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor.

Danielle represents and advises a broad spectrum of health care providers and trade associations on litigation, operational and compliance issues, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and regulatory matters. She has also guided health care providers through a number of complex re-organizations and affiliations, with a particular emphasis on representing clinical laboratories, long-term care facilities, and physicians group practices.

Due to her experience in ethics and care for the elderly or disabled, Danielle actively advises clients on the ethical and legal requirements related to delivery of health care services and consent issues, as well as guardianship and other advanced care planning.

Danielle has been named to the Upstate New York Risings Stars list by Super Lawyers since 2015, which acknowledges attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less.

Professional & Civic Leadership

Professional Associations

• New York State Bar Association

• Albany County Bar Association

• Saratoga County Bar Association

• Capital District Women’s Bar Association

• Junior League of Albany

• American Health Lawyers Association

• St. Margaret’s Ethics Review Committee

Board Memberships

• New York State Cerebral Palsy Association

Guardianship Board Vice Chair

• Albany Medical Center Institutional Review Board


• Robert A. Barker Award

Albany Law School


• National Order of Barristers

Albany Law School


• Upstate New York Rising Stars List


Presentations & Publications


• How to Protect Your Nursing Home and Increase Compliance through the Admission Process

NYSHFA Webinar

2017 (Bratten & Holley)

• Developments in the Legal and Professional Standards of Care to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Alden March Bioethics Institute Clinical Ethics Conference


• End-of-Life Decision-Making at the Bedside: How to Deal with Patients and Difficult Families

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State

Annual Conference:


• Book Review on "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande

Colonie Library

Book Review


• Advance Care Planning: An Important Strategy for Your Agency


Annual Management Conference


• Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Lack Decision Making Capacity

2014, 2015, 2016

• Clinical Ethics Primer: Case-Based End-Of-Life Conversations About Patients Who Have Decision Making Capacity

2014, 2015, 2016

• Clinical Ethics Primer: Ethics Committee Structure, Tasks, and Operations

2014, 2015, 2016

• Clinical Ethics Primer: When Are Medical Interventions and Treatments Futile?

2014, 2015, 2016

• Risks of Partnerships and Integrations


35th Annual Conference


• An Overview of the NYS Family Health Care Decisions Act

Albany Medical College

Grand Rounds


• Critical Differences and Similarities Given Practice Norms

AMBI Clinical Ethics Conference on the FHCDA Ethics and Law



• Albany Medical Center Algorithm, 16 NYSBA HEALTH LAW JOURNAL 1

Spring 2011

CMS Rule Reversal: Understanding the Impact on Advance Care Planning, 7 ABA HEALTH ESOURCE 7

March 2011

• Comment, Balancing on the Edge: The Implications and Acceptability of Off-Label Drug Use, 19 ALBANY J. SCI & TECH 633


• AAB Laboratory Testing Services Are Not the Practice of Medicine: A Response to Paul D. Clement & Laurence H. Tribe


• O'Connell & Aronowitz Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Newsletter

• New Electronic Advance Directives Become Available Caution needed to comply with New York law


• Advance Care Planning For Those Seriously Ill or Near End of Life-- Should I Be Part or eMOLST?


• How To Transfer a Guardianship from Another State


• The Health Law Sidebar

• I Might Be Injured, Someday…Maybe?" Courts Question Plaintiffs' Standing in HIPAA Breach Suits Alleging Future Harm


• Absher v. Momence: A Mixed Decision—Limiting and Expanding the False Claims Act


• Expanding Their Arsenal: Criminal Prosecution of HIPAA Breaches on the Rise


• New Reporting Requirements under the IMPACT Act for Post-Acute Care Providers


• IOM Provides Support that Focus is Needed on Advance Care Planning


• The Rise of the Worthless Services Theory in Federal False Claims Act (Whistleblower) Cases – A Look to the Future


• Beware of Broadening Data Security Requirements – A National Trend



• Prather v Amerada HESS Corporation

Practice Area: Workers compensation

Outcome: Won

Description: Appellants were denied their right to have a decision made by the ALJ who heard the evidence under NY WCL Section 20. The Court held that “once a hearing before a particular WCLJ has commenced, such hearing must continue before him or her until a final determination is made, absent inability, disqualification or other good cause”

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Administrative
  • Business Law and Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Data Security and HIPAA Compliance
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • Health Law
  • Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
518-462-5601  Phone
(518) 462-2670  Fax
University Attended:
Albany Medical College, M.S., Bioethics, 2010; University of Virginia, B.A., Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, 2007
Law School Attended:
Albany Law School, J.D., 2010
Year of First Admission:
2011, New York; United States District Court, Northern District of New York
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Albany, New York

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