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About Mishka

Mishka A. Woodley is a regulatory lawyer and lobbyist with experience in health and human services, supporting diverse for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including healthcare and academic institutions and practitioners. Mishka supports clients by facilitating negotiations with government agencies and legislative leaders regarding complex issues, such as the corporate practice of medicine, health insurance reimbursements, cannabis legislation, telehealth, for-profit referrals and health care service and provider challenges.

She has an extensive health and human services background, working in various roles at healthcare industry associations and organizations and has held internship roles at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York and in the Health Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

Mishka is highly involved in the community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors at the Albany County Bar Association and is the Chair of the ACBA Diversity Internship Program. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Empire Justice Center and participates in other leadership roles in the Capital Region.

Mishka was previously an Associate at Shenker Russo Clark LLP in Albany, NY.

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  • Albany Law School (JD)
  • Clarkson University Graduate School/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Advanced Studies in Bioethics Health Policy and Law)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (LLM)
  • University of Virginia (BA)
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Albany County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors; ACBA Diversity Internship Program Chair
  • Empire Justice Center, Board of Directors, Secretary and Governance Committee Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Health Law Section's Task Force to Address Legal Issues Involved in the Coronavirus
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee; Member, Health Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Former Membership Chair, Health Law Section
  • New York State Unified Court System, Member, Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee
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Articles & Advisories

New York State COVID-19 and Legislative Update – May 29, 2020

This week marked seventy days since the inception of New York on PAUSE (Policies to Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone).…

June 02, 2020

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State & Federal Responses to Coronavirus

In an effort to provide a day-to-day update onthe State and Federal actions in response to the coronavirus, we have…

March 21, 2020

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Press Releases

Mishka Woodley Joins Farrell Fritz‘s Albany Office

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Mishka Woodley as a healthcare and government relations associate. Mishka joins the firm’s Albany…

November 11, 2019

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City & State

Diversity & Inclusion Corporate Responsibility 2018 Honoree for Overall Excellence in the Promotion of Diversity

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CDWBA (Capitol District Women's Bar Association)

Sweet Success Honoree

Community Work

Mishka serves as Secretary and Governance Committee Chair of the Empire Justice Center, an organization that protects and strengthens the legal rights of people in New York who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised. She previously served on the Compliance and Operations Committees at Equinox, Inc., a human services agency in the Capital Region.