Joel K. Goloskie

Joel K. Goloskie

Senior Counsel
Johnston, Rhode Island

Joel K. Goloskie is Senior Counsel with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the Health Care, Litigation, and Corporate & Business Teams. His experience ranges from compliance and HIPAA privacy matters to regulatory filings and approvals, contract drafting and management, and mergers and acquisitions. He has assisted health care clients as they dealt with compliance orders and deferred prosecution agreements, and has represented clients in both civil and criminal matters in federal court.

Mr. Goloskie recently served as Deputy General Counsel/Director of Compliance, Privacy & Ethics of a multi-hospital health care system. While there, he reviewed and drafted all contracts system-wide, and worked on complex transactions ranging from physician practice acquisitions and multi-party joint ventures to the sale of the entire nonprofit system to a for-profit chain.

Previously, Mr. Goloskie founded a highly successful health care consulting firm, providing reimbursement, compliance and strategic advisory services to over sixty hospitals in fifteen states. Over a ten year period, he guided his clients through start-ups, expansions, acquisitions, and compliance program development. In addition, his reimbursement efforts directly resulted in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars from federal and state health care programs.

Mr. Goloskie also served as founding executive director of a nonprofit corporation consisting of four hospitals and several community health centers. His unique knowledge and experience proves highly valuable to clients seeking solutions to complex legal and business matters.

Prior to embarking on a career in health care, Mr. Goloskie was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as an Instructor/Evaluator Special Operations Navigator on C-130 and C-141 aircraft.

Mr. Goloskie received a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.B.A. from Webster University, and a B.S. from Thomas College. During law school, he interned for a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge in Boston. He is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, where he serves on the Steering Committee of the 800-member Health Law Section, and co-chairs the Health Law Education Committee. He is admitted to the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Business

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Webster University
    • M.B.A.
  • Thomas College
    • B.S.
    • Major: Marketing-Management

Published Works

  • Stop in the Name of the Estate: Third-Party Transfers and the Automatic Stay, presented to the Bankruptcy Section of the 2009 Federal Judicial Conference

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association, Health Law Section Steering Committee
  • Boston Bar Association, Health Law Education Committee, Co-chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Health Care Compliance Association

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Air Force, Instructor/Evaluator Special Operations Navigator on C-130 and C-141 Aircraft
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge in Boston, Intern