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Pamela A. Madeiros focuses her practice in the area of legislative and regulatory affairs. Her experience in identifying and resolving issues which blur distinction between health, mental health and education policies is well established. She is a valued partner with the New York State Department of Education, including the Office of the Professions, relating to professional licenses, the Bureau of Proprietary School Services, relating to the approval and operation of trade and business schools, and the Office of College and University Evaluation, relating to accreditation, permission to operate and general regulation of college and universities in New York State. She is an engaged participant in innumerable task forces and advisory committees through her representation of special education programs, Children’s Day Treatment programs, Article 28 Clinics, and schools for the deaf throughout the state.   

Pam has credibility with decision makers and insight to well established and emerging policies. She works collaboratively with the Department of Health, the State Education Department and the Office of Mental Health and has established partnership relationships at all levels within each such agency.  

Pam worked closely with the Department of Health to inform the development of the Medicaid State Plan Amendment as related to the School Supportive Health Services (SSHSP/PSSHSP) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General’s treatment of programs under recent Compliance Plan regulations. Her experience in rate appeals, program approval, contract negotiation and regulatory quality reviews and audits extends well beyond educational programs. She has developed wide-ranging experience in the Office of the State Comptroller audits and compliance reviews.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as Senior Counsel with the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission and was responsible for introducing several Latin American delegations to the state legislative process through her involvement with the Rockefeller Institute.


  • Special education law
  • Regents charter incorporations
  • Not-for-profit education program incorporation
  • State and municipal fiscal audits of non-public educational programs
  • Representing New York State professional organizations
  • Profession licensure
  • IDEA programs
  • Early education and early childhood care programming
  • Mental health services to children
  • Office of the State Comptroller audits
  • College and university accreditation, Master Plan amendments and SARA



  • Petitioned New York State Board of Regents for Incorporation under State Education Law.
  • Developed special education programs.
  • Counseled early intervention and non-public special education programs.
  • Developed Corporate Compliance Plan Template for early intervention and special education programs.
  • Obtained licensure for "professions."
  • Counseled professional organizations.
  • Obtained approval for business schools and accreditation for higher education institutions

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, City & State New York, "Higher Education Power 100," 2022-2023
  • Honoree, ACDS Annual Gala, October 2018
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America® "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Recipient, "Board Leadership Award," Easter Seals, 2009
  • Recipient, "Outstanding Advocate Award," The National Association of School Psychologists Government and Professional Relations Committee, 2007
  • Member, Albany County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • J.D., Albany Law School, 1983
    • Moot Court Board
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Recipient, Robert Barker Moot Court Award
  • B.A., cum laude, Union College, 1979
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York