Howard Zwickel is a Visiting Assistant Professor for the MBA in Healthcare Leadership Program at SUNY Empire State College. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a Preceptor at Albany Medical College. Howard obtained his law degree from NYU Law School, and spent much of his legal career at the New York State Attorney General’s Office where he held several supervisory positions including Bureau Chief of the New York City Litigation Bureau and Deputy Bureau Chief and Special Counsel at the Albany Litigation Bureau. He was also Deputy Commissioner and Counsel at the New York State Office of General Services.
At the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Howard handled complex litigation in both the federal and state courts, including significant cases in the areas of public health and social welfare, constitutional law, administrative law, and Native American law. Howard has argued major cases in the federal and state appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. At the Office of General Services, Howard was chief legal counsel to a state agency that, inter alia, handles procurement and real property transactions for the State.
At SUNY Empire State College, Howard teaches Strategic Corporate Communication and Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Law, Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Case Studies in Bioethics, and Competencies for Healthcare Ethics. At the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Howard co-teaches Justice in Health Care and is a Preceptor for Evidence Based Health Care I and Health, Care and Society I and II.
Howard has been a guest lecturer at Albany Law School on topics including State Apology Laws and Native American Law. At the Attorney General’s Office, Howard gave several CLE presentations including on the Eleventh Amendment and Damages in Civil Rights Cases.