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ALAN J. SEDLEY has a well-developed and rather unique perspective on issues facing the healthcare community. As a former in-house general counsel and chief compliance officer at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, he brings the corporate perspective to compliment his years as a private firm healthcare attorney.


With over thirty years of experience as a healthcare attorney, Alan provides counsel on healthcare transactional, operational and regulatory matters to hospitals, health systems, physicians and allied healthcare professionals, medical groups, medical staffs, and Medicare Provider reimbursement consulting firms. Alan helps clients develop and maintain up-to-date compliant policy and procedures, contracts and work force training programs.


Alan draws invaluable experience from his work as a hospital general counsel as he advises and represents hospitals and health systems in their oft-challenging operational issues addressing the traditional corporate concerns within the context of the healthcare marketplace. He provides advice on corporate organization and governance, strategic alliances and business transactions, medical staff relations and peer review body and practitioner disputes, medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures, practitioner credentialing, and bioethics (informed consent/end-of-life decision making/clinical research) issues. 


From the first stages of litigation through trial and appeal in state and federal courts, Alan’s client-focused strategies and depth of experience have come to play to resolve matters as efficiently and expediently as possible.


Alan has represented numerous physicians and other healthcare professionals before California regulatory and licensing agencies, having defended providers accused of billing irregularities and fraud by Medicare and Medicaid. He has represented a countless number of hospital providers in federal court lawsuits against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, often resulting in the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional program payment to the individual provider for which it was entitled but initially denied.


Above all, Alan is able to apply his extensive healthcare law experiences to get to the heart of every matter and respond effectively to the critical needs of clients, needs which are all the more necessary in this ever-changing healthcare landscape.


In his spare time, Alan pursues his passion for cycling, racquetball, and photography. Reading has been one of his lifelong passions. Although he enjoys the occasional novel, he limits his selection mostly to history and biographies.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 100%



Hourly ($395-475/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:


Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard John Murphey

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Alan for over 30 years and would highly recommend him. He has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of health care practice and is always committed to achieving the best possible results for his clients.


    Richard Murphey Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Barry P. Goldberg

    I have known Alan for over ten years and I give him my highest recommendation. Alan is extremely dedicated and is a bona fide expert in all aspects of Health Care law. Alan is also a past president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and has provided leadership in the legal field as well as charitable foundations. I would not hesitate to refer my most valued clients to Alan Sedley. He is a 10 out of 10!


    Barry Goldberg Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


18200 Von Karman Ave Ste 900
Irvine, CA, 92612-7156

22815 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 290
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364



WAAdministrative Suspension200407/16/2016
COAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199706/16/2016
OHNot Registered198205/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Resolution for LeadershipCalifornia State Senate2012
Resolution for Civic LeadershipCity of Los Angeles2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSedley Moore2015 - Present
PrincipalSedley Health Law Firm1993 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationSecretary - Health Law section2014 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Valley Community Legal FoundationBoard Member2010 - 2014
West Hills HospitalChairman of the Board2003 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of CincinnatiPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Spring SeminarEmployment Law Update for Health Lawyers2013