Michele M. Volpe


Michele M. Volpe has practiced for nearly thirty years in the field of corporate and regulatory health care law.  Her practice concentrates on state and federal health care law, including regulatory matters before state and federal agencies, managed care law, HIPAA, and corporate and contract law for physicians, hospitals and health care entities.  This includes experience in the formation of integrated delivery systems (Population Health Management Companies, Accountable Care Organizations, Physician Hospital Organizations, Independent Physician Associations), physician/hospital joint ventures, and various combinations of integrated models among health care providers.  She has extensive experience in the formation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Ms. Volpe also has experience with all aspects of Connecticut regulatory issues concerning the Department of Public Health and The Health Systems Planning Unit of the Office of Health Strategy (“OHS”) as successor to the Office of Health Care Access (“OHCA”), including, but not limited to Certificate of Need, licensure issues, the representation of providers at public hearings and investigative proceedings.  Michele has had the opportunity to work on a variety of high profile matters in the health care industry in Connecticut, including the regulatory approval for the conversion of charitable health systems to for profit entities.   She has formed or advised countless numbers of physicians, physician practices and associations, as well as hospital networks throughout the Northeast.  She also has vast experience in representing providers in the negotiation of hospital-physician joint ventures, managed care contracts, and the application of federal and state laws and regulations including the federal anti-kickback statute and the federal physician self-referral laws. 

Ms. Volpe has continuously been selected as a Best Lawyer in America® for her experience in the practice area of health care law as well as selected as Best Lawyers’ 2014 and 2017 New Haven Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”.  She maintains an AV® Preeminent rating on the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review.  She has also (for several years) been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®.  Michele received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and her B.A. from Boston College.  She is an officer and director of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the Health Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.