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Harry Nelson is managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, a law firm specialized in counseling and representing healthcare providers, life sciences companies, and other businesses with healthcare regulatory needs (including technology and finance/investment concerns) in regulatory and business matters. The firm handles regulatory compliance, transactions, litigation, and government investigations. Although Harry is involved in all aspects of the firm's practice, clients choose him for an encylopaedic knowledge of healthcare licensing, operations and reimbursement, a strategic vision of the current healthcare environment, and a hyper-responsive approach to client needs. Harry brings a proactive approach to healthcare businesses, often structuring transactions and businesses to solve problems that clients had deemed insoluble. Harry also has extensive experience defending government investigations and enforcement actions, and has forged strong relationships with regulators across many healthcare sectors. His practice has extended to counseling healthcare providers in matters related to Medicare and Medi-Cal requirements, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, and numerous other state and federal agencies. Harry has successfully represented clients in numerous Medicare and Medi-Cal enrollment, licensing investigations, and recovery audit appeals. He frequently counsels clients on HIPAA compliance. He has developed extensive resources to facilitate compliance, including the development of compliance programs for hundreds of healthcare businesses.


Languages spoken: Hebrew, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 90%
    22 years, 500 cases
  2. Administrative Law: 10%
    22 years, 250 cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Edward Walker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Harry is smart, responsive and a great guy. Indeed, he has a strong reputation in the LA legal community, and I highly recommend him.


    Scott Walker Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Harry and I attended law school and undergrad together. Though I am not familiar with health care law, I do know that it would be difficult to find a lawyer who is as smart and conscientious as Harry. He is the kind of person you want to trust with your important matters.


    Daniel Shonkwiler
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Nelson Hardiman, LLP

11835 W Olympic Blvd, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90064-5001


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America (awarded annually every year since 2011)Best Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyers (received honor annually every year since 2010)Thompson Reuters2014
Super Lawyers - Healthcare Law - Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Media2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Wexner Heritage FellowshipWexner Foundation2005
Certificate of RecognitionHawaii Department of Justice1994
James B. Angell ScholarN/A1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNelson Hardiman, LLP2003 - Present
PartnerButler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP1999 - 2001
AssociateButler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP1994 - 1999
Law Clerk to the Hon. Harold M. Fong (Dec.)United States District Court, District of Hawaii1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Society for Healthcare AttorneysMember2006 - Present
California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care ProvidersMembers2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Healthcare SectionMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Association of College and University AttorneysMember1996 - 2002
State Bar of MichiganInactive Member1993 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sahlolbei v. Province HealthcareSuccessful appeal
San Joaquin Community Hospital v. PacifiCare of California, 2003 WL 122780 (Cal.App.4th Dist. 2003)Prevailed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Monograph - Compliance Institute"Compliance Issues in Cosmetic Dermatology"2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MichiganPolitical Science/PhilosophyA.B.1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LABA Healthcare Section UpdateYou Have 60 Days to Turn Yourself In: Complying with Recent Medicare Amendments Requiring Disclosure of Overpayments2011
7th Annual Healthcare Compliance SymposiumMedicare and Medi-Cal Investigations and Coordination of Enforcement Proceedings - Recent Developments2010
Webinar: Southern California PhysiciansThe HITECH Act: Opportunities and Risks for Physicians2009
Physician Law InstitutePhysician-Patient Relationships: Get It in Writing, Or What Every Physician’s Attorney Should Know about the Value of Patient Forms, Consents, Agreements and Documentation2009
Guest Instructor-Law School SeminarIntersections of Legal and Business Imperatives in Health Care Law2009
CAAHCP MeetingPractice before the DEA2009
Brotman Medical Center Monthly CME Lecture SeriesTop 25 Risks for Physicians: Understanding and Avoiding the "Danger Zones" of Medical Board, Medicare, Medi-Cal, and DEA2009
Physician law InstitutePhysician-Patient Relationships2008
Beverly Hills Bar Association Luncheon“California Confidential”: HIPAA and California's New Office of Health Information Integrity2008
Annual MeetingDefending Providers in Medicare Audits: Trends and Tactics2007
Brief writing for federal courtsTaught class to Department of Justice appellate attorneys1994