• James W. Lytle

    Government and Healthcare Practice
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    Harvard Law School, J.D., 1978.


    Princeton University, A.B., 1974.

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    New York
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    James Lytle is the partner in charge of the firm's Albany office and oversees the firm's New York State legislative lobbying and regulatory practice. He represents a broad array of clients before the Legislature, the executive branch and the courts, both within New York State and beyond, generally regarding issues at the intersection of the public and private sectors for heavily regulated industries. The firm's New York governmental practice includes the representation of clients in the healthcare, educational, cultural, biomedical, insurance, pharmaceutical, economic development and other sectors. Mr. Lytle's regulatory and legislative work has involved issues relating to insurance regulation, biomedical research, services and programs for persons with disabilities, procurement and government contracting, human services, the regulation of the professions, and educational issues. 

    In the highly regulated modern healthcare environment, Mr. Lytle provides strategic guidance on legislative, regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters, relating to both state and federal healthcare law and policy, and devotes a considerable amount of his practice to representing healthcare entities in audit, investigative and enforcement matters, including those initiated by the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and similar entities.

    Mr. Lytle served as Assistant Counsel for Health and Human Services to Governor Mario M. Cuomo from 1983-86.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Recognized for Excellence in Client Service in Public Law, New York State, Client Choice USA & Canada 2014.

    Recognized as a Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2011-2015.

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2016.


    Quoted, “Experts say reform needed to alleviate LTC strain on Medicaid,” McKnight’s Long Term Care News, June 10, 2015.

    Quoted, “Cuomo counsel, legislators and players on details of marijuana plan,” Capital New York, March 18, 2015.

    "The Proposed Regulations That May Affect NY Nonprofits' Compensation," Philanthropy Daily, June 7, 2012.

    "In the Legislature" column, Health Law Journal, New York State Bar Association, 1999-present.

    Moderator and editor, "A Conversation About Health Care Reform," Health Law Journal, Fall 2009.

    "Meet the State's Brand New Medicaid Fraud Legislation," New York Law Journal, July 10, 2006. 

    M. Dutton, J. Lytle, L. Braslow, C. Odnoha, B. Lyon and J. Farrell, "Bring Our Children Home: Improving Access To Home Nursing Services For Medically Fragile Children," Coalition For Medically Fragile Children, March 2005.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in New York.

    Chair, SUNY Empire State College Council.

    Chair, Schuyler Center of Analysis & Advocacy (SCAA).

    Member and former Chair, Health Law Section, New York State Bar Association.

    Member, Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession, New York State Bar Association, 2010.

    Member, Advisory Council to the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, 2010-2012.

    Member, Balanced Lives in the Law Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2008.

    Member, American Health Lawyers Association.

    Adjunct Faculty, New York Medical College, School of Health Sciences and Practices, SUNY Albany School of Public Health and SUNY College of Optometry.

    Former Member (2002-2009) and Board President (2007-2009), Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education.

    Speaking Engagements