Paul T. Smith

Co-Chair, Health Information Privacy & Security Privacy Officer

“The health care industry operates in a complex and challenging economic and legal environment, subject to constant attention from policymakers and regulators. The ability to anticipate and adapt to change is critical.”

Paul Smith is a seasoned business, transactional, and compliance counselor who focuses on what’s important to his clients. These include health care providers, health information technology companies, health information exchanges, and suppliers of services to health care providers.  With decades of industry experience, the foresight to anticipate and address emerging issues, and a practical approach to solving problems, Paul counsels on: 

  • Business transactions
  • Taxable and tax-exempt capital financing, including public debt offerings and private placements
  • Provider and commercial contracting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Formation and operation of health information exchanges and online provider services
  • Health information privacy and security compliance and incident remediation
  • Best Lawyers
  • Health Care Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco, 2016 and 2020; Health Care Law (Corporate), 2008-2023

  • Super Lawyers, Northern California
  • 2010-2012, 2016-2018

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Lifehouse Agency (nonprofit provider of services to people with developmental disabilities)
  • Board of Directors