Cormano Jennifer M

Jennifer M. Cormano

Jennifer Cormano represents both nonprofit and for-profit health care providers, including hospitals, physician groups, academic medical centers, surgery centers, accountable care organizations and other organizations affiliated with the health care industry. Jennifer’s practice focuses on hospital/physician alignment strategies, corporate governance and formation matters, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions.

What do you focus on?

Mergers and Acquisitions

I represent both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of businesses in the health services and life sciences industries. A fair amount of my practice is comprised of complex transactions among multiple constituents and involvement with the California Attorney General’s Office. In addition, I have experience partnering with private equity professionals and helping clients purchase assets from sellers in bankruptcy proceedings to assemble creative solutions for our clients.

Hospital/Physician Alignment Strategies

I collaborate with hospitals and private practices in their integration strategies. These transactions often involve complex legal and business issues as the parties attempt to adapt to changes in health care regulations and economics. In addition, they require creative structures and a thorough understanding of the regulatory corporate practice of medicine landscape to ensure flexibility and independence for health care providers who participate in joint ventures. Some recent transactions have also involved working with international constituents in joint ventures overseas.

General Corporate Matters

I counsel clients on corporate formation, from the creation of their corporate entity to its dissolution, including companies with multi-state health care operations. I also support general corporate matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, governance issues and corporate planning.

What do you see on the horizon?

I’m thinking about opportunities for hospitals and other institutional providers to partner with physicians and other professionals to share in the mission to bring affordable, high quality care to the communities they serve.


  • “The Mindful Practice of Law,” ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, 41st Annual Conference: Playing the Game, Las Vegas, NV, October 12, 2019
  • “Mindfulness for Justice,” OneJustice Seminar, January 30, 2019
  • “Mindfulness and Self-Care,” 2019 California Pro Bono Conference, January 29, 2019
  • “The Mindful Practice of Law,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2018 & 2019
  • “A Mindful Practice for Women in Law” Nixon Peabody Women’s Resource Group and the AMEC Women Who Lead, Los Angeles, May 2018
  • “Why Can’t Lawyers Relax?” To Live and Law in LA Podcast, February 27, 2018
  • “Deal breakers — Ethical dilemmas throughout the life of a deal,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2017
  • “Legal and Contractual Best Practices for Episodic Care,” 3rd Annual Bundled Payment Implementation Forum, Miami, FL, September 26 and 27, 2016
  • “Negotiating a Gainsharing Agreement Which Motivates All Stakeholders,” 2nd Annual Bundled Payment Implementation Forum, Orlando, FL, January 25, 2016
  • “Changing Reimbursement Methods: Recent Developments in MACRA, Bundled Payments and ACOs,” 13th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium, Los Angeles County Bar Association Healthcare Law Section, Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2016
  • “The Insider’s Guide to Winning with Bundled Payments,” PeerWell, San Francisco, CA, July 28, 2016
  • “Case Study Approach: Successful Implementation of Complex Gainshare Models,” The National Bundled Payment Summit, Washington, DC, June 3, 2015


  • “5 Tips for Incorporating Mindfulness into Your Legal Practice,”, March 8, 2019
  • “Yes, a Happier Practice of Law is Possible!”, February 28, 2019
  • “Trends to watch for in health care and delivery system transformation,” American Health Lawyers Association, June 1, 2015

5 Tips for incorporating mindfulness into your legal practice | March 08, 2019

Los Angeles Health Care associate Jennifer Cormano, who is also a practicing yoga instructor, wrote this contributed article with advice on how attorneys can realize the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness techniques.

Yes, a happier practice of law is possible!

Recorder/ | February 08, 2019

Los Angeles health care associate Jennifer Cormano authored this column about mental health and wellness in the legal profession and the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and/or yoga for lawyers.


Jennifer M. Cormano


Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6062

Fax: 855-832-7521

University of San Diego, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, San Diego Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, Volume 46

Vassar College, B.A.

Oxford University, Visiting Student, St. Catherine's College


New York

Jennifer was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Health Care Law.

Jennifer has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She received the California State Bar Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Domestic Violence Clinic in 2008.

  • Women in Health Administration of Southern California
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Women in Health Administration of Southern California, Events Committee

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