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Shawn Trabanino



University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude, 2015

  • Distinguished College Honors

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2019

  • Law Review
  • Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2021

Shawn Trabanino is an associate in the business department.  He has a legal background in venture capital to mature healthcare companies and emerging companies in the HealthTech space. His practice focuses on acquisitions, joint ventures, advising HealthTech emerging companies, health privacy, digital health, and telehealth. Prior to joining Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Mr. Trabanino worked as a corporate attorney in the Silicon Valley office of WilmerHale.

Mr. Trabanino has a deep regulatory and policy background gained in service at each of the three U.S. government branches. He served as a White House Intern for President Barack Obama in the Domestic Policy Council, working on the Affordable Care Act. He also served as a law clerk on the Hill with the U.S. Senate’s Health Committee. Mr. Trabanino also served as a law clerk to Judge Beth Freeman at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose. Finally, Mr. Trabanino served as an honors law clerk at the United States Securities and Enforcement Commission’s Los Angeles office, working on enforcement matters.

Prior to law school, Mr. Trabanino attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was a health disparities researcher with the UCLA School of Public Health in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. There, he completed his first publication on health disparities.  

While attending Berkeley Law, Mr. Trabanino served as a law clerk to the general counsel of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. Thereafter, he completed his second publication on health disparities with the California Law Review.


Health, Law, and Ethnicity: The Disability Law Judge and Health Disparities for Disadvantaged Populations, California Law Review, Vol. 108, No. 6, December 1, 2020  

Access to and Use of Health Care Services Among Latinos in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights, Family and Community Health, Vol. 39, Issue 1, January/March 2016

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