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Harry Shulman

Of Counsel


University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1971

Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 1974, cum laude

Oxford University, Diploma in Law, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • 1974, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Harry Shulman practices in the areas of professional staff affairs and life sciences. He represents multi-institutional health systems, hospitals and/or their medical staffs, independent practice associations, and medical groups, in a variety of matters. These include internal operations and self-governance; bylaws, rules and regulations and policies; Joint Commission, licensing, and other regulatory compliance; credentialing and peer review investigations; formal hearings (as an advocate for the peer review body or as the hearing officer); emergency transfer and antidumping; clinical research and institutional review board affairs subject to FDA and DHHS regulations; and bioethics and consent.

Mr. Shulman has authored numerous articles and consulted on published manuals and guidebooks regarding professional credentialing and peer review. He has been a speaker before medical staffs and other professional organizations, including the National Association Medical Staff Services, the California Association Medical Staff Services and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.

Mr. Shulman received a B.A. Degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1971, a J.D. Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, cum laude in 1974 and a Diploma in Law from Oxford University in 1975. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1974.

Prior Practice

Associate Chief Counsel for Enforcement, Federal Food and Drug Administration, 1975-1979

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Health Care Law, 2009-2023
  • Best Lawyers, Health Care Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco, 2020
  • Selected to “Northern California Super Lawyers” in Health Care Law, Law & Politics, 2008-Present.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “The Privacy of a Medical Staff Member’s Health Information When Patient Safety and Quality of Care are an Issue,” California Association Medical Staff Services (CAMSS) 45th Annual Education Forum & Anniversary, Anaheim, CA, 05.19.2016.
  • “Physician Behavior Contracts,” CAMSS Mid-Valley Chapter, 11.04.11.
  • “Developing and Enforcing Codes of Conduct,” Health Care Webinar Series, 09.15.09.
  • “Legal Update on Statutory and Case Law Developments for 2008,” California Association Medical Staff Services (CAMSS), Central Valley Chapter, 12.10.08.



  • Fifth Appellate District Issues Decision in Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, Impacting Practitioner Whistleblower Lawsuit, 09.24.12.
  • SB 700: California Legislature Makes Changes to Peer Review and Reporting Requirements, 11.04.10.
  • Disability Claims by Physicians: News for Physician Groups and Medical Staffs, 03.23.10.


Member Briefing: Highlights of the 2015 Databank Guidebook: Navigating the New NPDB, June 4, 2015 (co-author).

ACO Credentialing and Peer Review: Getting Started, AHLA Connections, Vol. 18, No. 6, June 2014, (co-author).

Do Your Hospital's Professional Services Contracts Clash With Its Medical Staff Bylaws, BNA's Health Law Reporter, 23 HLR 339, 3/6/14.

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