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Pillsbury Pillsbury Pillsbury
San Francisco
Four Embarcadero Center
22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5998
Tel. +1.415.983.1135
Fax. +1.415.983.1200
State of California
State of New York
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1975
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1971


Gerry Hinkley

Gerry Hinkley

Gerry Hinkley is a partner in the law firm's Health Care practice and is located in the San Francisco office. He has practiced in the health care industry for over 30 years. He represents clients throughout the industry and regularly serves as general counsel for health care organizations, with responsibility for corporate law and board governance matters, and manages the coordination of the broad range of services the firm provides for its health care clients.

Mr. Hinkley counsels hospitals and physician organizations regarding management of legal affairs, governance, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, capital finance, joint ventures and clinic development. He advises health information exchanges regarding governance, privacy, tax-exemption, user participation, consent and risk management.

Mr. Hinkley is recognized nationally as a leader in the health information technology field and offers clients extensive experience in information technology procurement. He counsels technology purchasers regarding license and service arrangements and dispute resolution.

Representative Matters
  • Formation of regional clinic systems for hospital systems
  • Establishment of health information exchange organizations
  • Creation of joint ventures for academic medical centers to operate neonatal services in community hospitals
  • Organization of skilled nursing care outsourcing program for hospital system
  • Acquisitions of physician practices by hospital affiliated medical foundations
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare: Transactional—National (2014), Healthcare—California (2005-2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law (2007-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Data Protection and Privacy (2011-2014)
  • Best of the Best USA, Healthcare, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2011-2013)
  • Super Lawyers (2005-2013)


Chair, Legal Task Force, Health Information Management Systems Society, 2011-present
Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group, 2006-2012
eHealth Initiative Leadership Council, 2008-2013
Founder, Bay Area Health Care Breakfast Club

Speaking Engagements

“The Privacy & Security Forum,” HIMSS, San Diego, CA, June 16-17, 2014

Health Evolution Partners – Leadership Summit 2014, Dana Point, CA, April 30-May 2, 2014

“Health Care Industry Session,” RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO, April 29, 2014

“Innovative Pediatric Hospital/Provider and Payer Partnerships,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Webinar, March 3, 2014

"Developments and Trends in Patient Privacy," HIMSS 14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 26, 2014

"Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Care Providers,” Lorman Education Services Webinar, September 19, 2013

"Business Associate Obligations and Agreements after HIPAA Omnibus Rule," Lorman Education Services Webinar, September 10, 2013

“Policy/Privacy Issues in the Era of Big Data & Analytics,” 2013 National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare, August 2, 2013

"Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector: HIPAA Responsibilities from a Legal and Compliance Perspective," Pillsbury Privacy Webinar, July 23, 2013

“The Final Omnibus Privacy Rule and Proposed Accounting of Disclosures Rule: Analysis, Implementation and Predictions," Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, May 22, 2013

Health Evolution Partners – Leadership Summit 2013, May 15-17, 2013

“Developments and Trends in Patient Privacy,” HIMMS Annual Meetings, March 4, 2013

"Is Your Company Ready? Legal and Privacy Implications of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule," Pillsbury Privacy Webinar, February 19, 2013

Event Co-Chair, ACI Healthcare Information Privacy and Security Forum, December 6-7, 2012, Philadelphia

“The Final Omnibus Privacy Rule and Proposed Accounting and Disclosure Rule: Predictions, Analysis and Implementation,” Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Planning for and Responding to a Health Information Data Breach," Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Effective Handling of Breach Notifications," HIMSS Virtual Event, March, 28, 2012

Event Co-Chair, ACI Healthcare Information Privacy and Security Forum, December 5-6, 2011, Philadelphia

TiEcon 2011, Santa Clara County Convention Center, May 14, 2011, "The Coming Decade: Opportunities Created by the Connected and Informed Patient and Provider"

"ACO Health Information Technology," The IPA Association of America 16th Annual National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 31 & April 1, 2011

"New Patient Privacy and Consent Standards for a Connected World," HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 20-24, 2011

"State Activity Perspective," HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, February 20-24, 2011

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