William Spiegel will be presenting a lecture on “Malpractice, Disciplinary Proceedings and Risk Management”

Published on October 13, 2021

William Spiegel, a partner at Rawle & Henderson, will be presenting a lecture on “Malpractice, Disciplinary Proceedings and Risk Management” to the post graduate specialty residents of the New York University School of Dentistry on October 28, 2021. The post-graduate program at NYU College of Dentistry offers proficiency in major areas of clinical study including Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 6-year Integrated MD Program, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 4-year Certificate Program, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

The lecture will include discussions about what constitutes medical and dental malpractice in New York and the application of the statute of limitations including when the statute of limitations has been tolled. William will also be providing detailed analysis on contentious issues like informed consent. He will cover the elements for a claim of lack of informed consent, defense to these types of actions and handling the lack of informed consent claims at trial.

Finally, William will also be providing a general overview of lawsuits and the professional disciplinary process, as well as discussions about the importance for electronic records and audit trails and how they come into play in  lawsuits and disciplinary actions. Fellow partner at Rawle & Henderson, Maryanne Kolenvosky, will also participate in this lecture and discussion.



William Spiegel is a partner and trial lawyer in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York office. He represents healthcare providers in virtually all medical specialty fields. He is a former Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of New York – Medical Malpractice Division. William is a trial attorney with multiple verdicts in medical and dental malpractice, nursing home negligence and general liability actions. He has obtained defendants’ verdicts in high-exposure trials in Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, Richmond County and New York County. He also represents physicians before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and dentists before the Office of Professional Discipline. William has been appointed by Alex Azar, II, Secretary of Health & Human Services, to serve as a member of the United States’ Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) of the Health Resources and Services Administration for 2020 – 2023.

William is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and also the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2013. Only 5% of attorneys in New York State receive this honor. He was recently voted as one of New York’s Top 100 medical malpractice defense litigators and the national Top 100 Civil Defense Attorneys. William consistently achieves the highest possible peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

William can be reached directly at: (212) 323-7075 • wspiegel@rawle.com


Maryanne Kolenovsky is a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Long Island and Manhattan offices.  She represents health care providers in all medical, dental and other specialty fields. She has extensive trial experience in the defense of medical, dental, nursing and chiropractic professionals. She has tried over 80 cases to verdict in venues throughout all boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Orange and Columbia Counties. She has represented physicians, dentists and nursing professionals in disciplinary matters before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. In addition to malpractice and disciplinary cases Maryanne has handled various types of cases for Not-For Profit corporations and property damage claims. Maryanne earned her J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1991 and her B.A., cum laude, from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1987 and her Associates in Applied Sciences from Queensborough Community College in 1977.  Maryanne was named in the top 1% of trial lawyers in the state of New York in 2012 which was based solely upon actual results in trials.

Maryanne can be reached directly at: (516) 294-2013• mkolenovsky@rawle.com

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