Alex J. Keoskey
Alex Keoskey is a partner at DeCotiis. Since the beginning of his law career, Alex Keoskey has been a trial attorney, handling a large variety of complex litigation matters on behalf of public and private clients.
Mr. Keoskey's current practice focuses on health care litigation and complex regulatory compliance issues for the firm's health care and litigation groups. In addition to defending physicians, nurses and public and private health care entities in myriad employment, administrative and regulatory compliance challenges, Mr. Keoskey regularly handles disciplinary actions brought by state licensing boards, investigations by the OIG, FDA, DEA and other government agencies, employment law claims, medical malpractice actions, billing-related fraud claims and other actions brought against physicians by government entities, insurers and private parties. Mr. Keoskey regularly litigates such matters in state and federal court, the N.J. Office of Administrative Law and before hospital hearing committees.
Since 2003, Mr. Keoskey has served as litigation and compliance counsel for the North Hudson Community Action Corp., a federally qualified health center ("FQHC") Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home in 2013. The North Hudson Community Action Corp. is currently the largest health center in New Jersey with 11 delivery sites located in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties and mobile unit services. The organization, as a whole, has over 750 employees at over 22 sites and locations in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties.
Mr. Keoskey is a New Jersey native. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in Political Science, and his J.D. from Rutgers as well. Following his graduation, he served for a year as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable George P. Moser, Jr., in the New Jersey Superior Court-Law Division. He then spent six years as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey within its Division of Law, first defending state agencies against civil actions in state and federal court. Later, he was assigned to the Professional Boards Prosecution Section handling matters assigned by the N.J. Board of Medical Examiners.
Mr. Keoskey frequently lectures before physicians, hospitals and other health organizations regarding regulatory compliance and the impact of licensing board, insurance company, civil malpractice claims and hospital privilege actions and has authored several published articles in both medical and legal professional journals. Mr. Keoskey's presentations have been approved for Continuing Medical Education credits for hospital Grand Rounds by various Health and Hospital accrediting organizations. He is also an active member of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel and is certified by the American Society of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Professional Health Compliance Officer. Mr. Keoskey also provides continuing legal education through the National Business Institute (NBI) and the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) relating to health law, employment law and professional liability.
Mr. Keoskey regularly tries cases before juries and has significant trial and litigation experience in N.J. Superior Court, U.S. District Court, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, New Jersey Workers Compensation Courts and other tribunals within New Jersey. Mr. Keoskey is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, one of only 1650 such attorneys in our state as of the end of 2016. The Litigation Counsel of America's (LCA) Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, which invites less than one-half of one percent of American trial lawyers to its ranks, chose Alex as a Fellow in 2012.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Keoskey worked for the State Treasurer of New Jersey as a Legislative Analyst and prior to that assignment, on active duty with the United States Marine Corp, serving with the 1st and 3rd Marine infantry divisions in the Far East and in Southern California from 1980-1983. He also served alongside the U.S. Department of State in the USMC security forces for the American Embassy in Moscow, USSR from 1984-1985 and U.S. diplomatic posts in Frankfurt, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden in 1985 and 1986. Mr. Keoskey's last duty assignment in the USMC was as a member of the diplomatic security staff for the October 1986 Superpower summit meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland between President Ronald Reagan and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
- J.D. - 1996
- Honors: Member of the Student Bar Association
- Rutgers University
- B.A. - 1990
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: Political Science
- New Jersey, 1996
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- Health Care Litigation
- Complex regulatory compliance issues
- Honorable George P. Moser, Jr., in the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Clerk, 1996 to 1997
- New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Deputy Attorney General
- United States Marine Corps, 1979 to 1986
- Rutgers University-Newark, Adjunct Professor
- American Health Lawyers Association, Member