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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 involves a variety of matters related to health care, public policy, intellectual property litigation, and government enforcement.

His practice is concentrated on representing 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, 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;
  • general litigation, including intellectual property matters.

Eric 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. 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

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

In 2011, Eric was a 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, PA
  • Performed in-house counsel duties and responsibilities for a health system client 
  • Assisted a health system with the review of several 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
  • Reviewed and revised physician contracts
  • Assisted victims of revenge porn in sending cease and desist letters, copyright assignments, and takedown requests.
  • Represented a victim of revenge porn in federal court in a civil lawsuit against multiple defendants for violations of the Texas revenge porn statute, the Stored Communications Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and invasion of the common law right to privacy.