Practices & Industries


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation)
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D.)
  • Oberlin College (B.A.)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Italian

Samuel J. Servello


T(212) 554-7872

F(917) 206-4372

  • Biography

Sam Servello is a partner at Moses & Singer LLP in the Healthcare and Privacy and Cybersecurity practice groups. Sam’s practice focuses on many aspects of healthcare including managed care, medical research, biotechnology and tax exempt organizations. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Medical Research and Biotechnology and was formerly Chair of the New York City Bar Association's Health Law Committee.

Sam counsels biotechnology companies, academic medical centers, not-for-profit research organizations, biorepositories on regulatory and compliance issues that arise in research. He also advises long-term care facilities, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and banks on transactional matters, privacy issues and regulatory compliance. He assists both researchers and research sponsors with data access, use and disclosure issues and HIPAA compliance in the context of clinical trials and translational research. He drafts and negotiates clinical affiliation agreements, clinical trial agreements as well as research grant agreements from the perspectives of both the grantor and the grantee.

Sam counsels health plans and health care providers in transactional and regulatory matters in managed care, including Medicare and Medicaid.  He advises both providers and health plans with respect to all aspects of participation agreements in managed care networks, assisting his clients to move through such negotiations effectively.

For tax exempt organizations, Sam advices clients on all stages in the life of a tax exempt organization, including creation, management and application for 501(c)(3) recognition from the IRS.  He also advises tax exempt organizations involved in research on participation in research consortia with industry partners, the impact of conducting clinical trials on unrelated business taxable income and exempt status.

He advises his clients on complex compliance and regulatory issues. This includes advising on healthcare privacy and security laws, including all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, the HITECH Act provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as provisions of state privacy and data breach laws.  He also works on related agreements affecting business associate relationships.

Sam was recently appointed to the Markle Foundation’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) Advisory Committee, a part of the “Markle Connecting for Health” public-private collaboration to enable secure and private information sharing. Sam volunteers at Beth Israel Medical Center, serving as a member of Beth Israel’s On-Call Disaster Team in case of a large-scale disaster. 

Sam has a working knowledge of Italian. 

For representative transactions of our Healthcare and Privacy and Cybersecurity practice groups please click here.

Professional Affiliations [View All]
  • Co-Chair, Committee on Medical Research and Biotechnology, New York State Bar Association (2012 –present)
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (2012 – present)
  • Chair, Health Law Committee, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2008 – 2011)
  • Secretary, Health Law Committee, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee (2006-2008)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Past Member, Committee on Public Health Law, New York State Bar Association, 2005-2009