Dan Settelmayer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and former Co-Chair of the firm's Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice.

Mr. Settelmayer focuses on a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters for healthcare sector clients and investors, leveraging more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Mr. Settelmayer is recognized by Chambers USA as a Band 1 lawyer in the Healthcare Industry. He is a member of the California Bar Association, the ABA Health Law Section, and American Health Lawyers Association. He has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Health Law Section, and is a current member of the California Bar Association, Healthcare Law Committee.

Mr. Settelmayer has been a leading advisor to both nonprofit and investor owned health systems and provider organizations, many of which have been long-standing clients. His practice is national in scope. Mr. Settelmayer has experience in a wide variety of capital markets transactions and has served as lead counsel in a broad range of healthcare provider transactions, including:

  • Formation of care management organizations – e.g., HMOs, ACOs, IPAs, CINs, D2E, and other provider networks
  • Structuring provider joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and affiliations involving health facilities, medical groups, MCOs, and ancillary service providers

In connection with his transactional practice and general representation of healthcare industry clients, Mr. Settelmayer also handles a wide range of regulatory matters, including:

  • Facility, provider, and HMO licensing
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Self-referral issues
  • Government program reimbursement compliance

Mr. Settelmayer's tax experience focuses on representing exempt organizations in both organizational and compliance matters.

Mr. Settelmayer also has served as principle regulatory counsel in a number of significant civil litigation matters relating to regulatory compliance and contractual disputes among providers.

Recent Representations Include:

  • Adventist Health
  • DaVita
  • HCA
  • Sutter Health
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • Abry Partners
  • City of Hope

Speaking and Related Activities

Mr. Settelmayer speaks extensively on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters.

His speaking engagements have included presentations to or on behalf of Health Lawyers, Hospital Association of Southern California, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California, HFMA, California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Premier, UCLA Health Management Group, and a number of healthcare provider systems.

Mr. Settelmayer is the principal architect of ComplianceNet, the firm's internet-based compliance program for healthcare systems, which automates the development of comprehensive transaction databases and facilitates transaction review, audit, and diligence support.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1991
  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1987
  • BA, University of Southern California, 1983
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January 6, 2016Recognition

Health Group of the Year: Latham

Recognizing the firm’s recent efforts representing healthcare industry leaders across high-profile transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.