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Devin M. Senelick

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Education

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1998, magna cum laude

  • Phi Beta Kappa

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, California
  • 2003, Nevada
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Devin M. Senelick is Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice on complex business litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, with a focus on the healthcare industry on behalf of providers and expertise in the managed care field. He applies a practical yet creative approach to his cases in order to get the best possible result for his clients in the particular matter at hand. 

Mr. Senelick has a broad range of litigation experience, from pursing payors on behalf of major hospitals in multi-million dollar arbitrations, to litigating business contract and tort disputes on behalf of various health care entities, to defending tort litigation.  He represents hospitals and hospital systems, provider groups, individual physicians, billing companies, ancillary providers, and other health care entities.  Mr. Senelick has helped provider clients collect more than $100 million in unpaid and underpaid patient claims.

Mr. Senelick received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2002.  Mr. Senelick was admitted to the California Bar in 2002 and the Nevada Bar in 2003.

In his spare time, Mr. Senelick enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and their Golden Retriever. He actively competes in endurance sports events, and has completed two Ironman triathlons (140.6 miles), four half-Ironman triathlons (70.3 miles) and 20 marathons, in addition to dozens of other races.

Representative Matters

Won arbitration award for hospital client in a matter with dozens of individual unpaid or underpaid patient claims involving medical necessity, authorization, coordination of benefits, changes to insurer’s policies, etc. Prevailed on 90 percent of individual claims, and in addition to damages, was awarded interest, including interest on ERISA claims.

Represented client hospital in a series of arbitrations involving a major healthcare payor which resulted in combined collections (via settlement or arbitrator’s order) of more than $18 million, including interest.

Negotiated “walk-away” settlement for client accused of fraudulently billing for dozens of bariatric surgeries and procedures.

Successfully represented client hospital in a dispute with its billing company and collections agent.  The case was resolved which resulted in payment to the hospital of all outstanding sums from the defendants.

Negotiated resolution resulting in release of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of payment and removal from Special Investigations Unit review without the need to file a lawsuit.

Defeated TRO seeking to block sale of nursing homes and defended related DFEH action resulting in a dismissal.

Martinez, et al. v. Aspira Foster & Family Services, et al., USDC Eastern District of California, Case Number: 1:06-cv-1827 (represented foster family agency in litigation following death of child in foster care; settled for nuisance value).

Jaberi v. Gonzalez, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. PC040451 (represented a foster family agency and foster parents (pro bono) after a child placed into foster died of SIDS shortly after the placement.  After multiple discovery victories, plaintiff agreed to dismiss the case in exchange for a waiver of costs).

Represented client hospital in a contract dispute arising from unpaid laboratory charges.  The matter was settled, resulting in a payment of all outstanding sums to hospital, including interest.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association (2010-Present)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Health Law Committee, Co-Chair (2013-Present)
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys (2009-Present)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (2011-Present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Health Law Section (2002-Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Southern California Rising Star, 2009-2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2017 and 2018 

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