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- First law firm to seek through court order disaffiliation of two large multi-billion healthcare systems.
- Steve Velkei is the first lawyer to try through trial a regulatory enforcement action seeking penalties in the billions.
- Steve Velkei is the first lawyer to secure through litigation the renovation and expansion of Southern California’s largest rent-controlled property in an important public-private partnership that included the developer, the community, and the City of Los Angeles.
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Velkei Law Challenges Decade-Long Relationship Between Hospital Systems and Prevails,
Improving Conditions for its Physicians and Expanding Access to Reproductive Care in Orange County
Velkei Law represented Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, consistently rated as the best hospital in Orange County, in a lawsuit seeking to end a 10-year affiliation with Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. The affiliation restricted the level of care Hoag physicians could deliver to its patients and imposed a number of restrictions with respect to access to comprehensive reproductive health for women. After two years of contested litigation, Mr. Velkei secured an order from a Superior Court judge granting Hoag’s independence and in connection therewith secured the support of the Office of the California Attorney General. As part of the negotiation, Hoag committed to expand access to comprehensive reproductive care at Hoag, as well as create a formal family planning program and recruit specialists in sex and gender-specific health care for LGBTQ patients.
an essential component to Velkei Law's
unique formula for success.
Diversity in the workplace is important to Mr. Velkei, not simply because he comes from a diverse background but because he believes it essential to his unique brand of winning. Problem solving, at its core, requires looking at a problem from all angles, and having a diverse team ensures that a problem will be reviewed from a number of perspectives. This is essential where, as here, Velkei Law manages complex disputes that are not subject to easy answers or solutions.
Mr. Velkei frequently lectures on diversity issues and has been a regular presenter at the American Bar Association conferences, as well as made presentations before the Association of Corporate Counsel, the statewide conference of the California Association of Realtors, GOOD (“Guys Overcoming Obstacles to Diversity”) Guys, and others. For three years, Mr. Velkei acted as chair of the US Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the world’s largest law firm. He has also consulted with private companies on best practices for promoting diversity in the workplace and has lectured on regulatory issues and trial advocacy. Mr. Velkei is himself from a diverse background. He is LGBTQ. His mother is Latina, his father is an immigrant from Hungary, and his husband is African American.
Velkei Law is in the unique position of being a small firm that has the experience, talent, and creativity to litigate and win complex disputes with substantial impact at stake.
we turn the traditional approach on its head
we get ahead of the game by defining the narrative early
we are ready to try the case if needed
our commitment to diversity helps drive solutions
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in the Impossible :
Meet Steven Velkei
Steven Velkei has served as lead trial counsel on matters totaling billions of dollars in potential exposure over the course of his nearly thirty-year legal career. Complex litigation matters and investigations are the core of his practice, and he excels at winning cases where others have failed. Prior to founding Velkei Law, he had years of successful stints with some of the country’s most prestigious major law firms.LEARN MORE ABOUT STEVEN