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Tricia A. Asaro, Chair of the Albany office Health Care & FDA Practice, focuses her practice in the areas of health care, and government law and policy. She has broad experience representing health plans in business negotiations, regulatory compliance matters and corporate governance issues. She also has wide-ranging experience handling health care transactions, particularly regulatory approval of changes in control of health care entities.


  • Health care law
  • Insurance law
  • Governmental and administrative law



  • Co-lead counsel to Affinity Health Plan in connection with its completed $380 million sale to Molina Healthcare.
  • New York regulatory counsel to Centene Corporation in connection with its completed $17.3 billion merger WellCare Health Plans.
  • Regulatory counsel to Centene Corporation in its completed $3.75 billion acquisition of not-for-profit health plan Fidelis Care.
  • Regulatory counsel to Senior Whole Health in its completed $400 million sale to Magellan Health.
  • Lead negotiator for New York Health Plan Association members in Medicaid Managed Care contract negotiations with the New York State Department of Health.
  • New York regulatory counsel to WellCare Health Plans in its completed $800 million acquisition of Universal American Corp.
  • Co-lead counsel to MVP Health Care in its completed acquisition of Hudson Health Plan.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, City & State, Above & Beyond,2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2011-2012, 2022
  • Listed, City & State, The Power of Diversity: Women 100, 2021
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2020-2022
    • Health Care Law, 2020-2022
    • Team Member, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States,
    • Healthcare - Health Insurers, 2014-2015, 2017-2022
      • "Recommended Lawyer," 2022
      • "Other Key Lawyer," 2022
    • Healthcare - Service Providers, 2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2015 and 2017-2021
  • The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Member, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, 2008-Present
    • Advisory Council, 2018-Present
    • Leadership Circle 2016-Present
    • Board Chair, 2016-2018
    • Director, 2008-2018
  • Board Member, The Doane Stuart School (Rensselaer), 2019-Present
  • Attorney Mentor, Bethlehem Youth Court, 2007-Present
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
    • Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • B.A., cum laude, Amherst College
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York