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Eric M. Matava

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Eric Matava is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. His practice is concentrated on representing and advising health systems, hospitals, and physician practices in a variety of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, including:

  • compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and state privacy laws, licensure requirements, corporate practice of medicine issues, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules;
  • due diligence in health care mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations;
  • state and federal regulatory and government affairs.

Mr. Matava is also involved with advocacy and policy development, with a focus on the fields of health care and education. As a local elected official, he has extensive experience with municipal law and with navigating the various channels of government.
He has an active pro bono practice, representing victims of domestic violence seeking Protection from Abuse (“PFA”) orders in Allegheny County and Indiana County. He is also a member of the firm’s Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project and assists victims of “revenge porn” with takedowns and related litigation.

Professional Background

Mr. Matava was a summer associate with the firm in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he was a law clerk at two Pittsburgh area law firms.

In 2011, he was also legislative intern for U.S. Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), responsible for communicating with constituents, researching policy issues, and performing other legislative duties.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors (President), United School District, Armagh, Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, The Open Door, Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Performed in-house counsel duties and responsibilities for multiple health systems
  • Assisted with the review and negotiation of third party service agreements
  • Reviewed and revised the corporate bylaws of a multi-hospital health system to effectuate a corporate restructuring
  • Conducted due diligence for transactions involving hospitals, laboratories and physician practices
  • Advised entities on HIPAA and state security breach notification requirements, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”) obligations, and other state and federal regulatory requirements applicable to health care providers
  • Reviewed and revised physician contracts
  • Represented health care clients in Pennsylvania sales and use tax exemption appeals