Nossaman Names Mike Gawley, Tom Curtis as Co-Chairs of Healthcare Group

Nossaman News Release

Nossaman congratulates Mike Gawley and Tom Curtis on their roles as co-chairs of Nossaman’s storied Healthcare Group.

Nossaman’s Healthcare Group provides the full spectrum of specialized legal services required by the healthcare sector. Our Firm practices in the regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation arenas and collaborates across legal disciplines to provide comprehensive, timely and efficient counsel to healthcare clients. Our preeminence in healthcare law began with the landmark efforts of our senior healthcare lawyers, including former partner and former California State Assemblyman John T. Knox, co-author of the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 and the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act. The Group recently expanded its services with the addition of Mark Kadzielski, a prominent attorney who focuses his practice on providing regulatory and operational guidance and representation to hospitals, medical staffs, managed care enterprises and institutional and individual healthcare providers throughout the U.S. 

Mike Gawley leads a broad range of litigation matters, including medical staff and peer review hearings, whistleblower claims, administrative enforcement actions, regulatory investigations, labor and employment disputes, reimbursement actions with public and private payors. He also collaborates with clients to develop policies and strategies to comply with ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements. Mike holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. from Occidental College. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers numerous times in the Northern California region.

Tom Curtis has represented clients in the healthcare sector on a wide range of issues including, medical staff peer review proceedings, licensing proceedings, writ proceedings, State and Federal Court civil litigation and related appellate proceedings. He represents hospitals, health systems, health plans, medical staffs, medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers and other healthcare providers on regulatory and compliance issues and the development of long range plans, and has done so for more than 40 years. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. This recognition is limited to one third of one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Tom has repeatedly been recognized as a Super Lawyer in healthcare law. He has served on the teaching faculty for The Joint Commission and as Editor-In-Chief of the California Physician’s Legal Handbook. Tom is returning to this position, which he held until 2023.

Tom was individually recognized for Healthcare in California by Chambers USA in 2021-2023, and he is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney. He is also a frequent lecturer and author on current health law issues. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. from Santa Clara University.

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