ABOUT Joel K. Goloskie

Joel K. Goloskie

is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC with over 25 years of experience providing an array of litigation, regulatory, and corporate services. While focusing deeply on the health care, data privacy, and construction industries, Attorney Goloskie delivers value and results for clients across a wide spectrum of business activities and professions.

Health Care

Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers® as a Best Lawyer in health care in the highly-competitive Boston market, Attorney Goloskie’s decades of health care experience ranges from compliance and HIPAA, to regulatory representations, to significant mergers and acquisitions.

In recent years, his focus has turned to the increasingly-central role of data, helping clients capitalize on the rapidly-evolving nature of health information in today’s consumer-centric, interoperable, app-enabled, IoT-connected world of empowered consumers.

Previously, he served as Deputy General Counsel/Director of Compliance, Privacy & Ethics of a multi-hospital system, and served as primary sell-side counsel in the sale of the entire system. He founded a nonprofit corporation comprising four hospitals and several community health centers. He also founded a highly successful health care consulting firm, providing reimbursement, compliance, and strategic advisory services to over sixty hospitals in fifteen states, and recovering many tens of millions of dollars from federal and state health care programs.

Privacy and Cyber Security

Presently, he serves as Privacy & Compliance Counsel to the nation’s largest cloud-based analytics platform, housing medical data on over 230 million Americans and 30 billion medical events.

Unlike HIPAA, new privacy regimes such as the 21st Century Cures Act, GDPR, and CCPA reject the traditional view of customers’ information as the chattel property of the entity that created it. Today, ownership, privacy and security concerns threaten every business that compiles personal data, and Attorney Goloskie’s years of experience pay dividends for clients in every industry.


From the filing of (or defense against) Mechanics’ Liens to complex litigation or arbitration, Attorney Goloskie’s ability to speak the language of construction disputes and to assemble and manage the often-voluminous documentation supporting such claims has been the foundation of his successful representation of construction industry clients in often-sizable litigation or arbitration matters. Whether a dispute is governed by AIA agreement templates or the parties’ own contract documents, he revels in reducing a mountain of change orders, invoices, time cards, and emails into a well-supported narrative that a court or arbitrator can easily follow.

Litigation and Arbitration

Whether in court or in arbitration, Attorney Goloskie has assembled a notable string of successes in disputes ranging from the defense of licensure actions and employment discrimination charges to multi-million-dollar contract disputes. His ability to lead a team and manage large, document-heavy issues has allowed his clients to recover significant sums in arbitrations, state courts, and federal courts including the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Perhaps informing his love for contested matters, Attorney Goloskie was previously a captain in the U.S. Air Force, flying in combat and serving as an Instructor/Evaluator Special Operations Navigator on C-130 and C-141 aircraft.

Attorney Goloskie received a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.B.A. from Webster University, and a B.S. from Thomas College. He is member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is licensed to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is a member of Rhode Island Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, where he served as a member of the Health Law Section Steering Committee and co-chair of Health Law Education Committee.

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Areas of LAW

  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Litigation

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