Michael Shimada


“An attorney’s understanding of the details and nuances of regulatory and compliance issues is imperative, but that knowledge is only valuable to a client if they understand them as well.”

Michael Shimada advises health care clients, including health facilities, physician groups, digital health companies, public entities, investors, and others on a wide range of regulatory matters and business transactions. Michael partners with clients throughout the business life cycle: he helps clients establish their operations, advises on business entity structure and formation and navigates around regulatory roadblocks. Michael also advances clients’ interests in their commercial contracting by drafting and negotiating agreements concerning a variety of subjects such as employment, professional services, data privacy, restrictive covenants, and intellectual property.

Michael represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and other significant transactions. He advises clients on key health care regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse laws, the corporate practice of medicine, and licensing and change of ownership (“CHOW”) requirements. Michael takes a client-centered approach, diving deep into the weeds of a problem so that he can provide clear, concise, and practical counsel to his clients.

Prior to joining Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Michael worked at a global law firm assisting employers with domestic and cross-border employment matters. He counseled employers on employment policies and practices and assisted with the “people” aspects of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and spin-offs.


University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2021
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2016


California, 2021


U.S. Attorney’s Office, CDCA – Civil Fraud Unit, Legal Extern

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office – General Counsel Division, Summer Law Clerk