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Rosemary McKenna


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F 518-242-7730


Rosemary McKenna is a Principal in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 25 years of experience working with charitable, business, and professional, health care, and commercial entities.

Ms. McKenna’s practice focuses on representing health care and commercial entities in transactional and operational matters. She has worked with national, state and regional organizations in all areas of their operations, including formation (drafting organizational documents, applications for tax-exempt status, policy/practice development and similar issues), continuing governance issues (including bylaws or organizational restructures, board composition/operational changes, review and revision of policies and compliance with statutory requirements), restructures (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and other restructures), personnel policies, training and employment matters, licensing, trademark and copyright, contracting, and regulatory compliance. Ms. McKenna previously worked at several prestigious firms and as general counsel for a charitable organization focusing on medical initiatives.

Ms. McKenna is a native of upstate New York and is an active member of scholastic and community organizations.

Honors and Recognitions


Professional Associations and Activities

  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Council, Past Member
  • Ellis Hospital Institutional Review Board, Past Board Member
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Past Director
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Visiting Nurse Service Association of Schenectady County Community Care, Inc., Past Director

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, 1986-1987
  • Bethlehem Central Wrestling Booster Club, Past Treasurer

Published Works

  • “Why Are You Being Sued?” The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (June 2017) [Co-Author]
  • “HMOs Exposed To Increased Liability for Treatment Decisions,” Capital District Business Review (March 1998) [Author]
  • “The ‘What's,’ ‘How's’ and ‘Whys’ of Diagnostic and Treatment Centers,” Bender's Health Law Monthly (December 1995) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Into the Breach: Cybersecurity Incident Response Preparedness: Developing and Testing an Incident Response Plan,” Mohawk Valley Association of Independent Credit Unions (Cortland, NY, June 2016) (presenter)
  • “Into the Breach: Cybersecurity Incident Response Preparedness: Developing and Testing an Incident Response Plan,” Albany-Schenectady Chamber of Commerce (Albany, NY, May 2016) (co-presenter)
  • “Avoiding the Penalty Box: Record Management, Retention and Destruction,” New York State Society for Human Resource Management (Buffalo, NY, September 2013) (presenter)
  • “Business Contracts A-Z,” National Business Institute (Albany, NY, February 2013) (co-presenter)
  • “Ethics for Paralegals,” Capital District Paralegals Association (Albany, NY, February 2006 and October 2010) (presenter)
  • “A Primer on Health Law, Tax Exempt Issues,” New York State Bar Association (Albany, NY, Fall 2000) (co-presenter)
  • “LLCs & LLPs: an Intensive Introduction to Law, Tax & Formation,” Professional Education Seminars, Inc. (Albany and Melville, NY, July 1999) (co-presenter)
  • Legal issues relating to independent practice associations and management services organizations New York Health Care Management Group (Albany, NY, November 1996) (co-presenter)
  • “Introduction to Managed Care,” American Association of Bioanalysts (London, Ontario, Canada, July 1996) (presenter)

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June 2, 2017
The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

Frank Fanshawe and Rosemary McKenna Author "Why are You Being Sued?"

June 2, 2017

Frank Fanshawe and Rosemary McKenna author "Why are You Being Sued?" published by The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. Read More

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January 9, 2017

New York Releases Revised Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations

January 9, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has released a revised version of its proposed cybersecurity regulations, which set regulatory minimum standards for protecting the customer information and information systems of the financial services industry. The Revised Proposed Regulations will become effective... Read More

December 7, 2016

New York Adopts Pathologists’ Assistants Law

December 7, 2016

New York State has adopted a new law that establishes the profession of licensed pathologists’ assistant. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.7932/A.10408 into law on November 28, 2016. The new law adds Article 168 to the Education Law. What is a pathologists’ assistant? The new law defines a pathologists’ assistant... Read More

December 2, 2016

New York Adopts Advanced Home Health Aide Law

December 2, 2016

New York State has adopted new law that establishes the advanced home health aide (AHHA) job designation. The AHHA program was first recommended in 2011. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S. 8110/A.10707 into law on November 28, 2016. The new law amends sections of Article 139 of the Education Law (relating to the practice of nursing), as... Read More

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You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That….
July 9, 2018

On June 22, 2018, in Carpenter v. Read More

Are You Covered?
May 30, 2018

  The New Jersey State Bar Association recently met to discuss, among other things, our favorite topic: Cybersecurity. Read More

What’s Been Going on in New York Cyber Regulation since New York’s “first-of-their-kind” DFS regulations?
April 30, 2018

Co-Author: Thomas Buchan As reported in our blog post from November 6, 2017, the New York State Attorney General announced the release of the proposed Shield Act in early November, 2017. Read More