Candace Sandoval has experience in a variety of legal issues, including the representation of hospitals and their medical staff in peer review proceedings, civil litigation, and related appellate proceedings; peer review investigations; privileging and credentialing of physicians; responding to subpoenas by state agencies requesting health information; and medical records issues (including HIPAA & CMIA).  Candace also has experience with medical staff governance, regulatory, and compliance issues, including reviewing bylaws, rules and regulations, and policies, and revising bylaws for community clinics and nonprofit organizations in responding to audits by federal health oversight agencies. 

In addition, Candace has assisted with business transactions for ambulatory surgery centers and public financings for California cities, water districts, special districts, joint powers authorities, school districts, and former redevelopment agencies, including drafting various agreements and performing diligence review.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Candace was a certified student attorney at Georgetown Law’s Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic, where she provided entity formation services and counseled nonprofit associations and startup ventures regarding general corporate governance matters and 501(c)(3) tax compliance.  She was also a staff member of The Tax Lawyer journal.  Candace also spent time as a law clerk with several national law firms as well as with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted deputy district attorneys in all phases of vertical prosecutions.


Speaking Engagements


Community & Professional

Director and Co-Chair of Professional Development Committee, Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law

Member, California Minority Counsel Program

Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, California Association Medical Staff Services

Member, California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals

Member, Orange County Bar Association, Health Care Law Section and Young Lawyers Division

Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section




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