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 works with health care providers on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters and business transactions. He combines an enthusiasm for health care policy issues that predates his legal career with a practice focused on helping clients navigate heavily-regulated and complex aspects of their businesses. 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 advised on employment policies and practices to ensure compliance and minimize risks arising from the multi-dimensional legal and regulatory frameworks that govern employment issues. Michael counseled clients on state, federal, and global employment laws in connection with workforce management and expansion, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and spin-offs, and other significant transactions and strategic decisions. He also protected his clients’ interests when employment disputes arose, helping them avoid and resolve costly and disruptive litigation.


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