Office Location

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
T 212.286.8585
F 212.490.8966

Areas of Practice

Medical Liability Defense

Products Liability & Mass Tort


City University of New York, School of Law: JD, 1996
Fordham University: BA, 1991

Bar Admissions

New York State
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Denise A. Holzka


A partner at HPM&B, Denise A. Holzka represents institutional, corporate and individual clients in state and federal court.  She defends complex medical liability cases, healthcare, products liability and mass tort actions.  Her clients include makers of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, chemicals and fitness equipment.

On behalf of a large pharmaceutical corporation, Denise serves as Science/Medical Counsel for upward of 1900 claims involving an over-the-counter drug with a professional use pending in an MDL and twenty states.  Under her direction, the HPM&B team work up and analyze individual claims, select experts, handle medical expert depositions and establish and coordinate a consistent medical-based defense in the overall litigation.  As part of a global settlement initiative, she was appointed a permanent member of the Claims Review Committee, spearheading the review, valuation and administration of the individual cases.

In addition, Denise regularly advises clients about regulatory issues involving FDA, OSHA and the impact of the new rules promulgated by CMS concerning the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the use of Medicare set-asides in liability settlements.

Denise is a frequent lecturer on various medical and legal topics.  She was a presenter and judge at A.M. Best’s E-Fusion conference and has been a past lecturer at the Defense Research Institute’s Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar and Food Liability Conference.  She is knowledgeable about causation strategies and the development of science, medical and technical aspects of litigation.  She also contributed to the creation of DRI’s Daubert database.

In addition to DRI, Denise is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, American Bar Association and Richmond County Bar Association.

Verdicts & Cases

Summary Judgment Dismissal

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Summary Judgment Dismissal

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Defense Verdict in Richmond County

In February, 2005, Denise Holzka obtained a jury verdict in Richmond County on behalf of a hospital sued for medical malpractice.The case involved a 27-week pregnant woman who was admitted...

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Defense Verdict in Richmond County

Denise Holzka obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a Staten Island obstetrician in a medical malpractice action claiming that an infant plaintiff sustained hypoxic-ischemic brain injury due to negligence during labor and...

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