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Neil H. Ekblom

T: 646-677-6005
F: 646-677-6001
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Practice Areas

  • General Corporate Services
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Regulatory, Transactions & Compliance
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Premises Liability
  • Directors & Officers
  • Toxic Tort
  • Tort Defense

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D. (1985)
  • Hobart College
    B.A. (1981)

Certifications

  • Bar Admissions
    New York, New Jersey, Florida
  • Court Admissions
    U.S. District Court for the Federal District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Neil H. Ekblom's Profile Image

Neil H. Ekblom

T: 646-677-6005
F: 646-677-6001

Neil Harkin Ekblom is a trial lawyer, defense attorney and healthcare lawyer. His firm provides litigation assistance in healthcare, professional liability and related tort and health law contractual matters. Clients include municipalities, medical centers, hospitals, nursing homes, a wide variety of healthcare related entities, surgeons and their practices. Mr. Ekblom has more than 50 jury defense verdicts in multiple state and federal courts involving a variety of professional liability and healthcare related matters. He represents non-healthcare related professionals, officers and directors, and entities in litigation matters requiring medical and healthcare expertise.

Mr. Ekblom lectures to healthcare related businesses and insurance companies on transactional topics, as well as, litigation avoidance and risk management. He has spoken on federal and state fraud and abuse laws as well as employer responsibilities. He has published articles on risk avoidance in trade journals.

Mr. Ekblom obtained his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City for four years. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Florida as well as the Southern District in New York and New Jersey District Court.

Mr. Ekblom lives in Bergen County, New Jersey with his wife Frances, son Neil, Jr. and daughter Margaret. He participates with his wife in hospital and community volunteer organizations in New Jersey and New York.

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, 2010
  • Recognized among Metro New York Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine in the fields of Civil Litigation Defense, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, and Health Care, 2007–2010, 2013

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel: Category One Member
  • New York State Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Stewart v. ___, 6 A.D. 3rd 506, 889 N.Y.S. 2d 449, 2009, WL 4672168, 2009, N.Y Slip Op. 09156, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept. December 10, 2009 (NO. 111381/05, 1729).
  • Brown v. ___, 66 A.D.3d 422, 886 N.Y.S.2d 392, 2009 WL 3172150, 2009 N.Y. Slip Op. 07156, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., October 6, 2009 (NO. 1115, 105230/02).

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Physician-to-Physician Practice Sales, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), New Orleans, Louisiana (November 13, 2021).
  • Trends in Ophthalmology Malpractice Litigation: How to Avoid Becoming a Target by Handling Trigger Events and Complications, New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Princeton, New Jersey (September 24, 2021).
  • Trends in U.S. Ophthalmology Malpractice Litigation and How to Avoid Becoming a Target, Scheie Eye Institute Grand Rounds, Virtual (April 22, 2021).
  • Trends in U.S. Ophthalmology Malpractice Litigation and How to Avoid Becoming a Target, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Virtual (November 15, 2020).
  • Practice Sales in Times of Stress: Common and Unique Considerations, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Virtual (November 15, 2020).
  • Oil & Vinegar – Does Private Equity and Healthcare Delivery Make a Good Mix? The Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Sun Valley, Idaho (August 1-2, 2019).
  • Why is Private Equity Investing in Healthcare and What Does it Mean for Healthcare Delivery? Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), Rutherford, New Jersey (April 10, 2019).
  • Keeping Surgeons Out of Court: Compliance Essentials for Ophthalmology Practices, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chicago (October 27, 2018).
  • Keeping Surgeons Out of Court: Compliance Essentials for Ophthalmology Practices, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) & American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2018).
  • Managing the Practice to Stay Out of Court: Risk Management for the Busy Surgeon, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), New Orleans (November 12, 2017).
  • Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities, The Annual Meeting of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), Montreux, Switzerland (July 28, 2017).
  • Trends in U.S. Ophthalmology Malpractice Litigation and How to Avoid Becoming a Target, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Chicago (October 17, 2016).
  • Basic Fraud and Abuse Avoidance for the Ophthalmologist, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Chicago (October 16, 2016).

Practice Areas

  • General Corporate Services
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Regulatory, Transactions & Compliance
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Premises Liability
  • Directors & Officers
  • Toxic Tort
  • Tort Defense

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D. (1985)
  • Hobart College
    B.A. (1981)

Certifications

  • Bar Admissions
    New York, New Jersey, Florida
  • Court Admissions
    U.S. District Court for the Federal District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York