Born: Kingston, New York, October 30, 1945
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1967
Graduate Degrees: Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, 1971; LL.M. Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, 1972
Areas of Practice: Health Law, Litigation, Professional Misconduct
Our partner, Barry Gold, passed away in 2002. His legacy lives on through the charity of his wife, Sherry Gold.
Barry Gold's practice was statewide in scope and concentrated in the area of Health Law. He also handled malpractice and professional misconduct litigation, as well as other cases that involve complex medical issues. Mr. Gold regularly represented clients before the Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Office of Professional Discipline, Education Department, and other governmental agencies which deal with health and mental health issues. He routinely counseled hospitals, physicians and other professionals concerning malpractice, professional misconduct, risk management, staff privileges, managed care, ethics, contractual matters, and day-to-day health care practice issues. Mr. Gold also handled cases involving the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program on behalf of injured child and adults.
Trained as an Army Medical Corpsman, Barry's background also includes internships in the Pathology Department of the Kingston City Laboratory. Following law school, he earned an LL.M. degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, under the auspices of the Law-Medicine Center. Barry served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Albany Medical College and serves on the Editorial Boards of "The Journal of Legal Medicine" and "The Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology." In 1997, he was appointed by Governor Pataki to membership on The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.
Mr. Gold has lectured on Health Law topics throughout the country, including presentations at the Mayo Clinic. His publications include a book entitled New York Health Law and articles on such diverse topics as Managed Care, Emergency Room Medical Care, Professional Misconduct and Health Care Reform. He has been honored by membership in the American College of Legal Medicine, Fellowship in the New York Academy of Medicine, as a recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Partners in Cancer Control" Award, and the New York State Bar Association's Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.
Active in professional and community organizations, Barry was the Founding Chair of the Health Law Section (1996-1998), Chair of the Mental and Physical Disability Committee, Chair of the Committee to Confer With the Committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York, and Chair of the Health Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association. He was also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Barry has a commitment to community service, and was currently Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America; he was also a Trustee of the Capital Repertory Theater.