Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP

Gerry Hinkley is a Health Care Partner in Pillsbury’s Los Angeles office. He is also the leader of Pillsbury’s firm-wide Health Care Industry team. The team is one of the larger groups at Pillsbury, contributing approximately $70 million in revenues to the firm in 2017 and growing significantly year-to-year under Hinkley’s leadership.

Hinkley counsels hospitals and physician organizations on the management of legal affairs, governance, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, capital finance, joint ventures and clinic development. Serving as outside counsel to health care organizations, Hinkley is responsible for corporate law and board governance matters as well as regulatory compliance and M&A. A leader in the health IT field, he has extensive experience in procurement, licensing, service arrangements and dispute resolution.

Hinkley chaired the Legal Task Force of the Health Information Management Systems Society from 2011 to 2015. He speaks and writes frequently on privacy and data security in health care, HIPPA, and trends in hospital system and medical group partnerships.

As leader of the Health Care Industry team, Hinkley has been spearheading efforts to bring together all of the multi-disciplinary practices into a targeted health care team. He is also encouraging lawyers to expand their services with institutional clients. Recently, for example, Pillsbury was representing a health care staffing company for its tax work. Over several months, the team has introduced that client to a variety of other capabilities such as ERISA, Securities Act compliance and privacy.

Among Hinkley’s marquee clients in Southern California, he represents Dignity Health and the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, which has 5,500 physicians supporting Kaiser Permanente in the region.

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