José M. Padilla is a Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
José is an attorney who is passionate about being an agent for change in healthcare. He has been a reliable and responsive legal advisor to companies in a wide range of medical settings, from hospitals to nursing homes to pharmacies, and more. With his experience, José uses his grasp of the big picture to make the minutiae of U.S. healthcare regulations navigable to his clients.
Currently, José Padilla is the founder and principal of Padilla Law PLLC, a law firm that serves the corporate legal needs of healthcare, technology and other clients.
Previously, he had worked as the general counsel for a fast-growing healthcare system with a hospital, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, and a pharmaceutical healthcare software company, as well as an in-house attorney for the largest nursing home company in the U.S. with over 44,000 employees. In each company, he was known for immediately grasping company strategy and for negotiating well in the tough circumstances often found in U.S. healthcare companies.
He began his career working at the top law firms in the U.S., including Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and Proskauer Rose, focusing on venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions. He also spent time working for one of the preeminent healthcare law firms, Epstein Becker & Green.
José graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in Government, and obtained his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Early in his career, he wrote a seminal legal article on washout private equity financings titled “What’s Wrong with a Washout?”. He has been featured multiple times in Hispanic Executive magazine, and he has taught a course on corporate transactions at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.