Our Executive Team


A. J. Colucci, III  |  Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Anthony J. Colucci, III is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) and also serves as General Counsel to Great Lakes Health System, which includes ECMCC, Kaleida Health, and the University at Buffalo. ECMCC is Western New York’s major public health system. Tony Colucci was part of the team that worked to create ECMCC as a state public benefit corporation in 2004, and has had a role in many of the corporation’s achievements since that time. In 2008, Tony played a central role in the formation of the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, clearing the way for unprecedented collaboration among previously competing health systems. At ECMCC alone, that collaboration resulted in the creation of the Regional Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. In 2016, Tony successfully concluded work on an amendment to the law that created ECMCC to further encourage collaboration by exempting certain agreements from potential anti-trust liabilities.

Over more than three decades in private practice, Tony has successfully defended privately held and publicly traded firms as well as governmental entities in a variety of legal matters. Currently, Tony oversees the legal, compliance, and risk management functions at ECMCC and leads business development efforts.

In addition to being licensed to practice in New York State, Tony is also admitted to practice in federal district courts in New York, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law & Corporate Governance
  • Business Litigation and Products Liability

Education & Training

  • JD, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Law Review Research Editor, Catholic University Law Review, 1981-1983
  • BA, Government, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York

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