Dennis J. Alessi prides himself on anticipating the risks and opportunities of his employer and healthcare clients, while providing highly practical compliance counsel that moves the needle forward.

Dennis has more than 35 years of experience helping businesses manage their workforces, maintain compliance with federal and state employment laws, and address employee disputes and regulatory investigations. He also develops, implements and updates employment policies, handbooks, policies and forms, in addition to conducting educational seminars for managers on a wide range of issues, including ways to mitigate risk and manage disputes, in order to avoid litigation.

When litigation does arise, Dennis defends employers before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other federal and state employment regulatory agencies. He also regularly represents employers in wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and whistleblower cases in New Jersey and New York’s federal and state courts, and in administrative law hearings and arbitrations.

Healthcare

A significant part of Dennis’ practice is devoted to counseling healthcare providers, professionals and businesses, including physicians, dentists, management and billing service providers, third party administrators, group purchasing organizations, labs and surgical centers. Leveraging more than two decades of industry experience, and a graduate certificate in healthcare law compliance, Dennis helps clients establish, structure and license their businesses, strike joint ventures and other professional arrangements, negotiate leasing and exclusive service agreements, and comply with the industry’s evolving regulations.

In addition, Dennis litigates and addresses complex healthcare matters in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, licensing boards and hospital fair hearing committees. The range of concerns he frequently deals with includes disputes stemming from medical group dissolutions, physician shareholder dismissals and employee lawsuits, as well as defending clients against allegations of insurance fraud, false claims and kickback schemes.

  • Sections American Bar Association, Health and Hospital Section
  • New Jersey State Bar, Health and Hospital Law and Employment Law

  • District of Columbia
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits

  • George Washington University School of Graduate Studies, Certificate; Healthcare Law Compliance
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M, with honors
  • New England School of Law, J.D. College of William and Mary B.A., Political Science

Peter Tanella, Esq. and Dennis Alessi, Esq. Co-Author Article in Today's Veterinary Business Titled "Fair Share"

April 12, 2022

Peter Tanella, Esq., Chair of the National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett and Partner Dennis Alessi, Esq. have co-authored an article in the April/May issue of Today's Veterinary Business titled "Fair Share." The article is featured in Mr. Tanella's regular column called "Legal Lingo" and discusses how granting equity interest in a hospital is a great way to beef up employee compensation and enhance loyalty.

Peter Tanella and Dennis Alessi to present at the VHMA 2022 Virtual Legal Symposium

April 7, 2022

National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett Chair, Peter Tanella. Esq. and Partner Dennis Alessi, Esq. will be giving two presentations at the VHMA (Veterinary Hospital Managers Association) 2022 Virtual Legal Symposium on April 7th, 2022 from 1pm to 4:15pm ET. Topics include: Incentivizing Employees with Equity Interest - New Opportunities in Non-Traditional Methods Everything You Wanted to Know About Management Services Organizations (MSO) (And why veterinary professionals should establish their own)

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Mandelbaum Barrett to Host Complimentary Webinars on COVID-19's Impact on Businesses and Healthcare Providers

March 19, 2020

Please join us for two complimentary webinars on employment and operational issues raised by the spread of COVID-19, led by Steven I. Adler, Mohamed H. Nabulsi and Dennis J. Alessi. For more information and to register, click here.

Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok Presented at the New York County Dental Society

October 16, 2019

Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok teamed up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society’s upcoming program on New York’s new anti-harassment law.

Dennis Alessi Joins Steven Mizrach for Educational Webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO

July 24, 2019

Dennis J. Alessi, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Law and Employment and Labor Law Practices joins with Steven Mizrach, CPA at Dorfman Mizrach & Thaler, LLP, next Tuesday, July 30th for an educational webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO. If you are a dentist looking to grow your dental […]

Dennis Alessi Joins Steven Mizrach for Educational Webinar on The Financial Pros and Cons of a DSO

July 24, 2019

Dennis Alessi Interviewed for ROI-NJ on the Frequency of Healthcare Regulation Changes

April 8, 2019

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Healthcare and Employment Law Practice Groups, was recently interviewed for an ROI-NJ piece on the frequency of healthcare regulation changes and the effect that it has on physician and practice group compliance. Read the article here.

Dennis Alessi and Raj Gadhok to Present at the New York County Dental Society

October 29, 2018

Mandelbaum Barrett attorneys Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. and Raj Gadhok are teaming up with Cristina L. Amyot, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR of EnformHR, LLC to present a 3 -hour CE course to dentists at the New York County Dental Society's upcoming program on New York's new anti-harassment law. Click here to learn more or register.

Dennis Alessi Published an Article in Medical Economics on "Bringing Value-Based Compensation To Your Medical Practice"

October 9, 2018

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of both the Healthcare Law and Labor and Employment Law Practice Groups, recently authored an article for Medical Economics on "Bringing value-based compensation to your medical practice." Click here to read the full article.

Dennis Alessi Comments on Recent Events at Jenkinson's Aquarium in the Asbury Park Press

August 14, 2018

Employment Law Co-Chair Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. comments in the Asbury Park Press today on the recent events at Jenkinson's Aquarium and cautions employers to properly train their staff before an incident, not wait until one occurs! If you have questions about employee training programs and ensuring you are in compliance with employment laws, please contact us and our Employment law team can help.

Dennis Alessi Interviewed on NJ 101.5 Employment Law Segment on "Working From Home"

March 22, 2018

Dennis J. Alessi, Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group was interviewed on Nj 101.5 for a segment on issues arising when employees "work from home"

Dennis Alessi Quoted in January 2018 Healthcare Risk Management Magazine on "Communication-and-Resolution Programs"

January 16, 2018

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Healthcare Law and Employment & Labor Practice Groups, was quoted in the January issue of Healthcare Risk Management Magazine. The article discusses Communication-and-Resolution Programs for hospitals and health systems and improvements that can be made.

Dennis Alessi Authors Medical Economics Article on "How to Express Sympathy Without Receiving a Malpractice Law Suit"

October 31, 2017

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of both the Healthcare Law and Employment Law Practice Groups at Mandelbaum Barrett, recently authored an article for Medical Economics on "How to Express Sympathy Without Receiving a Malpractice Law Suit," a topic that has recently received notable press.

Dennis Alessi Interviewed in New Jersey Business September 2017 Issue on "Handling Business Closings and Layoffs"

September 12, 2017

Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair of the Firm's Employment Law and Healthcare Law Practice Groups was recently interviewed by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for their September 2017 issue on "Handling Business Closings and Layoffs." Read what Dennis had to say on the topic here: https://lnkd.in/gnDE4Gf

Dennis Alessi to Present "Ethics & Recordkeeping" CEU Program August 18, 2017

August 1, 2017

It's not too late to register for the Institute for Continuing Education and Dental Studies Institute's "Ethics & Recordkeeping" course presented by Mandelbaum Barrett Member and Healthcare Department Co-Chair Dennis J. Alessi, Esq.! New Jersey chiropractors, athletic trainers, massage therapists, dentists and other dental professionals will receive 2CEUs for attendance! You can register by phone at 973-808-1666 or www.ICEclasses.com

Dennis Alessi Authors Article on “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the AHCA”

April 4, 2017

All of the mass media is focusing on the same aspects of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This article written by Dennis Alessi focuses on a few of those aspects which are not being reported in the media, but which are of significant importance