Michael Paluzzi

Michael Paluzzi

Michael Paluzzi
+1 771 200 2014

Michael Paluzzi is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Michael advises investors, technology companies, and healthcare providers, on mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and security, and other regulatory requirements, including matters related to federal Anti-Kickback and Stark law, state fraud and abuse laws, state licensure, and corporate practice of medicine. Michael regularly guides clients through the complexities involved with telehealth, emerging healthcare delivery models, digital health and wellness applications, data privacy and security, and state insurance licensing. He assists clients with the creation of HIPAA and HITECH compliance strategies and their incident response plans. Michael also advises clients across a range of industry sectors on international privacy law, including GDPR. Michael is admitted to practice in Illinois only. His practice is supervised by DC-admitted lawyers at Goodwin.


  • Advised multiple health care providers on regulatory, reimbursement, and operational issues surrounding the provision of telehealth services in all 50 states*
  • Represented a client in a HIPAA breach analysis involving more than 200,000 individuals*
  • Advised on and prepared documentation for multiple state insurance utilization review applications*
  • Advised and drafted a HIPAA policy for a fintech business*
  • Represented multiple private equity firms in acquisitions of ophthalmology, women’s health, dental and orthodontic, ambulatory surgery, and other healthcare practices*
  • Represented and advised several electronic health record vendors in the establishment of contractual arrangements and regulatory matters*
  • Represented and advised several medical device companies in the establishment of contractual arrangements and regulatory matters*
  • Represented a national nephrology practice enterprise in negotiations with large dialysis organizations*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Areas of Practice

Professional Activities

Illinois Bar Association

Professional Experience

Before joining Goodwin, Michael practiced at two other international law firms in Healthcare and Health Science Transactional groups. He also volunteered in-house for a major hospital compliance department.




University of Illinois College of Law


University of Notre Dame



  • Illinois


  • Co-Author, Chapters 27 and 29 Health Informatics an Interprofessional Approach, Third Edition, Elsevier, 2023 (forthcoming)
  • Co-Author, “Do Your Diligence: M&A Considerations Following OIG’s Special Fraud Alert on Telemedicine,” Troutman Pepper, July 25, 2022
  • Author, “OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Disclosures Related to Reproductive HealthCare,” Troutman Pepper, July 14, 2022
  • Author, OCR Seeks Input on “Recognized Security Practices” as Mitigating Factor for HIPAA and HITECH Fines, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, May 26, 2022
  • Author, FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Digital Health Technologies in Clinical Trials, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, January 31, 2022
  • Co-Host, “A Look at the Proposed HIPAA Changes,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, November 15, 2021 
  • Author, Arizona Passes Broad Telehealth Law With Audio-Only Coverage, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, June 17, 2021
  • Author, NIST Updating Security Guidance Amid HIPAA Modernization, Password Protected, May 28, 2021
  • Author, Telehealth: How the Pandemic Is Shaping the Future of Remote Healthcare, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, March 25, 2021
  • Co-author, The 'Discriminating-Patient Paradox': Policies for Addressing Patients with Discriminatory Physician Preferences, The Governance Institute's E-Briefings, November 2019 
  • Author, HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 5: CMS Proposes Value-Based Arrangement Stark Exceptions, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, November 22, 2019
  • Author, HHS to Ease Fraud and Abuse Rules Part 3: Flexibility for EHR Items and Services, Donated Cybersecurity Tech , McGuireWoods Legal Insights, November 1, 2019
  • Author, HHS Proposed Rules Seek to Remove Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Burdens on Providers, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, October 10, 2019