William J. McDonald is Counsel to Campolo, Middleton & McCormick. He heads up the firm's Healthcare and White Collar Criminal Defense practice groups. Mr. McDonald represents professionals charged with misconduct before the New York State Office of Professions, as well as at Office of Professional Medical Conduct disciplinary hearings.
His experience includes the defense of doctors in hospital privileges hearings, and in audits initiated by Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors ("RACs"), the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG"), and private insurance companies, including out of network reimbursement disputes.
Mr. McDonald has fought exclusion proceedings brought by the HHS Office of the Inspector General ("OIG"), as well as New York's OMIG and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ("MFCU"). He regularly advises criminal attorneys who represent licensed medical providers about the implications criminal convictions may have on their clients' ability to remain in federal or state funded healthcare programs.
Mr. McDonald's healthcare experience augments his criminal experience and uniquely qualifies him to defend healthcare fraud prosecutions in any venue. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County and later in Suffolk County. During that time he was also appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to expand state racketeering cases under federal jurisdiction. In his prosecutorial career he tried jury cases ranging from violent felonies to complex insurance fraud. As a prosecutor, he utilized undercover agents and confidential informants, and he has represented informants and investigative targets as a defense attorney. He has presented evidence in both state and federal grand juries, and brings a thorough understanding of the criminal investigative process to each case.
William McDonald received a Juris Doctor from SUNY Buffalo School of Law where he was the Editor in Chief of the Buffalo Journal of International Law/Human Rights Law Review and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.