Steven J. Chananie

  • Professor


J.D., Pace University, 1983, summa cum laude, Member of Law Review
B.A., Princeton University, 1979

Steven Chananie is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's New York office, focusing on healthcare issues.  More information including Honors, Insights and Memberships is available in his Sheppard Mullin profile.

In his practice, Steven assists his clients in navigating the often complex and evolving healthcare regulatory environment.  He has represented numerous healthcare providers, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs; and responding to government investigations.

His clients include academic medical centers, hospital systems, faculty practice plans, laboratories (both independent and hospital-based), physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

Steven has lectured extensively on compliance, regulatory, defense and related issues. Chambers USA noted that he is "very responsive and thoughtful.” Sources say: "He's just a fine human being. His expertise and his level of service coupled together make him an excellent attorney."

Prior to entering private practice, Steven was Chief of Appeals at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office (1993 - 1996), Counsel to Field Operations and chief appellate counsel at the New York State Organized Crime Task Force (1987 - 1993), and an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (1983 - 1987). While at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he took a leave of absence to clerk for former Chief Judge Judith Kaye on the New York State Court of Appeals. Steven has also taught Appellate Advocacy and Criminal Procedure as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn and Pace Law Schools.