John W. Leardi

John W. Leardi: Attorney with Buttaci Leardi & Werner LLC
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Mr. Leardi is a 2004 cum laude graduate of the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and won the Eugene R. Gressman Moot Court Competition. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Leardi joined Buttaci & Associates, LLC in October 2005 as a Member, resulting in the Firm changing its name to Buttaci & Leardi, LLC, and served as the Managing Member of the Firm from January 2012 to September 2014. Today, he co-manages the Firm’s Civil Litigation practice and manages the Firm’s Health IT practice.

Mr. Leardi represents a diverse range of individual and institutional healthcare clients in both adversarial and transactional matters arising out of their business dealings and contracts. To that end, he regularly handles matters related to: corporate formation, restructuring, and dissolution; commercial contracts and leases; employer/employee relations; restrictive covenants; insurance coverage and reimbursement; business torts; administrative and regulatory compliance; health information technology; and the protection of confidential and proprietary information.

Mr. Leardi’s litigation practice includes a special emphasis on representing healthcare providers in reimbursement disputes, including: post payment audits; overpayment disputes and litigation; insurance fraud investigations and prosecutions; claims for unpaid or underpaid benefits; and facility rate-setting appeals. Because of his knowledge of private insurance reimbursement, Mr. Leardi supports the Firm’s role as co-counsel in several class action lawsuits aimed at protecting both patients and providers from the financial abuses of some managed care companies.

Mr. Leardi’s transactional practice is devoted primarily to serving as outside General Counsel to healthcare organizations, including: single-specialty “super-groups,” multi-specialty practice groups, organized delivery systems, payment clearinghouses, licensed facilities, clinical laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers, group purchasing organizations, healthcare IT companies, management service organizations, and third-party billing services.

Because of his substantial experience in defending providers facing regulatory and payer scrutiny, Mr. Leardi has developed a substantial risk management practice, providing baseline compliance auditing to providers of all types and sizes, and assisting in implementing plans of corrective action, when needed.

Mr. Leardi sits on the Board of Directors of and serves as General Counsel to Nemo Health, LLC, a privately-held health IT company with a diverse portfolio of software and service-based holdings, including electronic health records, clinical practice management systems, revenue cycle management, and various other healthcare management solutions.

Mr. Leardi has published numerous articles on healthcare compliance and healthcare reimbursement-related issues, routinely lectures to physicians, residents, and students on medical practice management, is a Fellow and regular contributor to the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM), was named a “Rising Star” in Health Law by New Jersey Monthly in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and a “Super Lawyer” in Health Law in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Multidisciplinary Provider Organizations
  • Third-Party Payer Audits and Refund Demands
  • Healthcare Business Transactions
  • Health Information Technology
  • Healthcare Risk Management and Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
609-297-5415  Phone
609-799-5150  Phone
973-809-3160  Cell Phone
609-799-5180  Fax
University Attended:
University of Scranton, B.S., 1997
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University, J.D., cum laude, 2004
Year of First Admission:
2010, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2004, New Jersey; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2007, New York; 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Reported Cases:
Libock v. Horizon Healthcare Servs., Civil Action No. 16-2812 (JLL) (JAD), 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6096 (D.N.J. Jan. 12, 2018); Gov't Emples. Ins. Co. v. Tri-County Neurology & Rehab. LLC, No. 17-2113, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 617 (3d Cir. Jan. 10, 2018); Med. Transcription Billing, Corp. v. Dardashti, Civil Action No. 15-8976 (MAS) (DEA), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149896 (D.N.J. Oct. 28, 2016); Aetna Health Inc. v. Carolina Analgesic, Inc., No. 13-7202 (NLH/AMD), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144872 (D.N.J. Oct. 19, 2016); Demaria v. Horizon Healthcare Servs., No. 2:11-cv-07298 (WJM), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143941 (D.N.J. Oct. 18, 2016); Premier Health Ctr., P.C. v. UnitedHealth Group, No. 11-cv-425, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172740 (D.N.J. Dec. 15, 2014); Darrick Antell, M.D. v. United Healthcare Ins. Co. of NY, No. 1:10-cv-03194-RJS (S.D.N.Y) (March 16, 2012); McGee v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 08-cv-392, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60229 (E.D.N.Y. July 14, 2009); Bedford v. Riello, 195 N.J. 210 (N.J. 2008).
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