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Bonnie G. Sinclair

Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-9341
Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1801
Fax: (713) 821-0648
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Bonnie Sinclair is Counsel in the Corporate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Bonnie is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and the California Bar.  Bonnie specializes in all areas of health law, including:  corporate compliance and governance; medical staff governance, peer review, credentialing, and disciplinary issues; academic affairs; corporate transaction structuring and general contracting; hospital operations (including consent, privacy, media relations, marketing, and fundraising); licensure, accreditation, and other regulatory issues; bioethics and human subjects research; mental health issues; human resources and personnel issues; risk management and insurance; and responding to governmental investigations.

Bonnie served as in-house counsel for Seton Healthcare, in Austin, Texas for seven years; and also served as Associate Legal Counsel and Associate Director for Risk Management for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, in Los Angeles, California for seventeen years.  Bonnie is recognized as an Associate in Risk Management by the Insurance Institute of America.  Bonnie is also licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas, and is licensed as both a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nurse in California, where she worked in a busy Los Angeles-area Emergency Department and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Bonnie received her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Utah College of Law, where she was a member of the Utah Law Review.  Bonnie received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated cum laude.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing.

Bonnie Sinclair is Counsel in the Corporate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Bonnie is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and the California Bar.  Bonnie specializes in all areas of health law, including:  corporate compliance and governance; medical staff governance, peer review, credentialing, and disciplinary issues; academic affairs; corporate transaction structuring and general contracting; hospital operations (including consent, privacy, media relations, marketing, and fundraising); licensure, accreditation, and other regulatory issues; bioethics and human subjects research; mental health issues; human resources and personnel issues; risk management and insurance; and responding to governmental investigations.

Bonnie served as in-house counsel for Seton Healthcare, in Austin, Texas for seven years; and also served as Associate Legal Counsel and Associate Director for Risk Management for the Cedars-Sinai Health System, in Los Angeles, California for seventeen years.  Bonnie is recognized as an Associate in Risk Management by the Insurance Institute of America.  Bonnie is also licensed as a Registered Nurse in Texas, and is licensed as both a Registered Nurse and a Public Health Nurse in California, where she worked in a busy Los Angeles-area Emergency Department and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Bonnie received her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Utah College of Law, where she was a member of the Utah Law Review.  Bonnie received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated cum laude.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing.

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law (1986)
    Utah Law Review

  • B.S., Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles (1979)
    Sigma Theta Tau - National Honor Society of Nursing

Admissions

  • Texas

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Corporate and Health Care Law Sections
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Health Law Section

Publications

  • “Optimized Comprehensive Clinical Care and Performance Improvement Systems Manuals,” Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc., 2007 Edition.  This four volume set includes:  (1) Management and Operations Manual; (2) Compliance/Performance Improvement Manual; (3) Human Resources Manual; and (4) Information Management Manual.
  • Comment, “A Critique and Revision of the Utah Guardianship Statute for Incapacitated Persons,” 1986 Utah Law Rev. 629.
  • “Medical/Legal Update,” Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff News (1995)
  • “Medical/Legal Update,” Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff News (1994)
  • “Stab Wound to the Chest,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, Vol. 7(1) (January – February 1981)
  • “Intravenous Medications Commonly Used in the Emergency Department,” Journal of Emergency Nursing, Vol. 7(5) (September – October 1981)