Peters, Gerald (Jerry)

Gerald (Jerry) Peters

Retired Partner

Jerry Peters is a former Chair of Latham's Healthcare Practice. He retired from the partnership in December 2015. His prior practice focused on business, transactional and regulatory matters for healthcare clients, including healthcare systems, hospitals, physician groups, payers and ancillary service providers. He served as outside counsel to healthcare providers and as lead attorney for providers and payers in transactions requiring strategic business planning. His areas of expertise include mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, development of integrated healthcare systems/ACOs, restructurings and spin-offs, medical practice consolidation, physician group formation, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, fraud and abuse, corporate law and tax-exemption law.

Mr. Peters has been recognized for his healthcare expertise in California by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. Nightingale's Healthcare News named him one of the 12 "Outstanding Health Care Transaction Lawyers." He was ranked as one of Americas top 10 Healthcare lawyers in Legal Media Group’s: Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers, listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Northern California by San Francisco Magazine and American Registry, and named to the American Health Lawyers Association’s inaugural class of Fellows (a Founding Member).

Mr. Peters has published three books on healthcare business transactions and co-authored four others on various healthcare topics. He has published numerous articles on healthcare legal and business issues and has been a frequent speaker in the US for more than 20 years. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

At the time of his retirement, he was Chairman of the Board at Huckleberry Youth Programs and a Director at Hospice by the Bay. He is a former Board Member of the American Health Lawyers Association.


  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1982
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1978