Matthew Shatzkes is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New York office of Sheppard Mullin and is a member of the firm’s healthcare practice team.

Areas of Practice

Matthew provides strategic, regulatory, compliance, and transactional advice to all manner of health care clients, including health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, long-term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, physician practices, digital health companies and investors.

On the transactional side, Matthew advises clients on corporate issues surrounding complex joint ventures between healthcare entities. He also has experience negotiating mergers and advising clients on professional services and management/administrative services agreements, and regularly advises clients on formation, corporate governance and operational matters for various healthcare entities. 

Matthew also has extensive experience in the health care technology area and assists clients in successfully navigating the risks and benefits of health care technology transactions. He has developed broad experience with license, clinical, revenue cycle and other types of technology agreements. He also advises healthcare providers, emerging health IT companies, vendors and investors in the digital health industry on regulatory and strategic matters critical to telehealth and other health technology products, platforms and services. Matthew has worked with digital health startups, IT vendors and health systems to develop and implement telehealth networks throughout the United States. In 2020 he was recognized as a “Go-To Thought Leader” for telehealth regulation by the National Law Review.

In addition to his transactional experience, Matthew advises clients on regulatory compliance matters, including healthcare facility, pharmacy and laboratory licensure and certification, data security and privacy (including HIPAA compliance), fraud and abuse laws, and corporate practice of medicine. His practice includes representation of healthcare providers and their business associates in the implementation of HIPAA compliance programs, OCR investigations, HIPAA Breach responses, and various cyber security and interoperability issues.

Prior to entering into private practice, Matthew worked as a judicial fellow for the Honorable Roger N. Rosengarten at the New York Supreme Court, Queens County.  By beginning his career as a litigator, Matthew also has experience in representing clients in business and commercial disputes involving, among others, fiduciary obligations and breach of contract claims.



Go-To Thought Leader — Telehealth Regulations, National Law Review, 2020

Ones to Watch — Healthcare Law, Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022

New York Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, Healthcare, 2017-2020

Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2021

Associates to Watch, Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2019-2020

  • National Law Review 2020 Thought Leader



Healthcare Law Blog Posts

Privacy Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions



American Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

New York State Bar Association

Digital Media



St. John's University School of Law, 2011, cum laude, Associate Managing Editor, Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

Brooklyn College, 2008, magna cum laude


  • New York State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Connecticut State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
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