Practice Expertise

  • Health Care
  • Senior Housing and Care
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information ...

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information ...
  • Senior Housing and Care


Allan is an accomplished attorney with experience in all areas of health law, as well as in the senior housing and long-term care field.

His health industry client list spans hospitals, health systems, medical groups, hospices, adult day health centers and home health agencies. These clients depend on Allan for advice on governance issues, joint ventures, licensing and certification, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, physician relations, contracts, bioethics, health information, psychiatric law and informed consent. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.

Allan also is involved actively in senior housing and long-term care. His clients look to him for advice and representation concerning the development of new retirement facilities. His work in this area covers corporate formation, licensing, for-profit and nonprofit tax questions and the drafting of resident agreements. In addition, he has given extensive advice concerning the legal aspects of day-to-day operations as they relate to corporate issues, medical treatment questions, residents' rights, contract disputes and governmental relations. Allan provides legal advice to LeadingAge California and is a member of the Legal Section of LeadingAge.

Allan serves as general counsel to the California Health Information Association. He is the author of the Allied Health Professional Manual, which serves as a legal guide for California hospitals in working with non-physician practitioners. Allan has served as an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University program on hospital administration.

Allan has presented seminars in all of his areas of practice, written articles for industry publications and participated in the drafting of legislation and administrative regulations.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Ph.D., University of Oxford (1977)
J.D., Harvard University (1972)
A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University (1969)

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance
  • Senior Housing and Care

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Advise clients regarding obligation under HIPAA and California law to report possible health information security breach.

Professional Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Member
  • LeadingAge, Legal Committee

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Super Lawyers, Health Care (2010 - 2012, 2022)
  • Bill Brockett Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, Swords to Plowshares (2015)


“Collecting Consumer Information: What You Can Learn From California’s Privacy Protection Initiatives,” American Seniors Housing Association (February 2022)
"California Privacy Rights Act – What's Next?," Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (September 2021)
"Business Realities in the Age of COVID-19," Seniors Housing Business (June 2020)
"Consent Issues in Dementia Care," California Assisted Living Association News & Views (Fall 2016)
“The Model Privacy Policies and Procedures for Resident Information,” California Assisted Living Association (March 2016)
"California Updates Practitioners' Ability To Complete POLST Form," Health Care Law Alert (January 2016)
"OIG Report Scrutinizes Hospice Care Provided in Assisted Living Facilities," Health Care Law Alert (March 2015)
"​California Updates POLST Form," Health Care Law Alert (October 2014)
"California Urgent Care Centers Offer Opportunities for New Revenue, but Raise Legal Issues," Health Care Law Alert (August 2014)
"Court Rejects Class Action for Health Information Security Breach," Health Care Law Alert (June 2014)
"OIG Permits Senior Community’s Referral Fee Arrangement," Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (January 2014)
"Clinical Trial Agreements at Community Hospitals," Health Care Law Alert (July 2012)


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