Milanna Datlow is a member of the Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group. She has experience defending group welfare benefits and pension benefits plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against allegations of fiduciary violations and other claims under ERISA brought by the Secretary of Labor and by a workers' union in an alleged class action. Milanna also defended cases involving allegations of medical malpractice as well as hospital negligence. Recently, she obtained a dismissal of a vicarious liability claim against a national operator of hospitals by successfully showing that the expert opinion letter accompanying the complaint did not meet the statutory mandate. Additionally, Milanna has experience defending discovery of peer review material and doctors' credentialing files, and has written on the topic of hospital risk management.
Prior to joining the firm, Milanna was a senior associate at a national civil litigation law firm where she specialized in medical malpractice and commercial litigation. She also served as a legal research clerk to judges at the Connecticut Superior Court. While in law school, Milanna clerked for the Honorable Lisa M. Smith, United States Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of New York and interned at the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.