Mr. Settelmayer is described as being “very pragmatic in his approach” and is praised for “his ability to anticipate what is happening in the market.” Chambers USA 2014

Daniel K. Settelmayer

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

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

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, PLI, VHA, Premier, UCLA Health Management Group and a number of health care 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.

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 served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Health Law Section 2003, and is a current member of the California Bar Association, Healthcare Law Committee.



Mr. Settelmayer’s practice focuses on transactional and regulatory matters for healthcare industry clients. He 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 managed care organizations
  • Integrated delivery systems and other healthcare providers
  • Structuring for multi-entity health systems, joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and affiliations involving health facilities, medical groups, HMOs 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 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
  • City of Hope
  • HCA
  • MemorialCare
  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • Genstar Capital
  • Oncure
  • Leonard Green
  • Spectrum Equity