Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Joy E. Sadaly

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Practice Areas


  • University of Pittsburgh
    School of Law, 2011, J.D.
    Certificate in Health Law; National Health Law Moot Court Competition “Best Overall Oralist”; Pitt Law Health Law Clinic; Pitt Law Women’s Association; Janavitz Fellowship in First Amendment Law; CALI Award in Criminal Law
  • Tulane University of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2008, M.P.H.
    Study Abroad, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • University of Rochester, 2007, B.A.
    with distinction in Health and Society; Women's Varsity Basketball Unsung Hero Award (2004-2005, 2005-2006)

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2012
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Certified Arbitrator, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • HIMSS, Western PA Chapter, Member
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • American Public Health Association, Former Member

Ms. Sadaly focuses her practice in the areas of business & tax, health law, and intellectual property & technology. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sadaly completed two externships with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Physician Services Division, clerked for the Honorable Judge Mary Jane Bowes in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and interned with a law firm in Pittsburgh where she analyzed legal issues affecting health care systems and physician practices. Ms. Sadaly is passionate about keeping track of trends in the health care industry. You can follow her on Twitter (@Hospitally) at:!/Hospitally. A registered patent attorney, Ms. Sadaly is also uniquely certified to counsel clients on intellectual property matters.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Helping clients with business formation, organizational documents, and corporate transactions
  • Assisting health care entities draft and negotiate physician services agreements, medical directorship agreements, management services agreements, employment and independent contractor agreements, leases, and business associate agreements
  • Providing advice regarding liability under the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act to health care entities and providers
  • Assisting health care entities in regulatory and compliance matters such as permitted disclosures under HIPAA and EMTALA requirements
  • Assisting litigation teams with defense of medical malpractice actions, peer review actions, and qui tam False Claims Act lawsuits
  • Counseling clients on intellectual property rights, including trademarks and the patentability of ideas, concepts, and methods
  • Providing advice on business uses of technology and health information technology as well as drafting and negotiating technology agreements

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Community & Professional Service

  • Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Official
  • Therapy Dogs United, Volunteer Handler
  • Metro-Erie Meals on Wheels, Board Member
  • Mercyhurst University, Adjunct Professor

Firm Involvement

  • Associate
  • Recruitment Committee

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