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Java Named Associate General Counsel

Updated: 2/26/2019

Joel J. Java, Jr. was named associate general counsel for Corporate Risk Management at Kaleida Health. He assumes the role for Victoria Belniak, Esq. who accepted the position of vice president for Corporate Compliance and serves as Kaleida Healthís chief compliance officer.

In his role, Java is responsible for developing and directing a comprehensive Risk Management program for all of Kaleida Health, including risk identification, risk transfer and financing, event management, and resolution of medical-legal issues.†

He will also develop and implement litigation strategy, manage the self-insurance Trust, and oversee the commercial insurance portfolio. Java will oversee emergency management and regulatory interaction functions as well as establish and achieve long-term departmental goals to control and minimize loss, and improve organizational performance.

Prior to joining Kaleida Health, Java was a longstanding member of the law firm of Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber where he specialized in handling medical malpractice and general liability litigation on behalf of physicians and healthcare entities. In addition, Java has experience in representing healthcare professionals before regulatory and licensing authorities.

Java received his bachelorís degree at the State University of New York at Albany, earning highest honors. He received his Juris Doctor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he was a magna cum laude graduate.†

A native of Western New York, Java resides in West Seneca.