Practice Expertise

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

Areas of Practice

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


Deidré Schönfeldt is a partner at Hanson Bridgett in the Health Care section. She specializes in health and senior care, representing clients such as general acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, home health agencies, hospice, medical groups and foundations, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, multilevel communities, and other health care facilities devoted to quality care for patients.

Deidré has experience guiding clients through issues involving regulatory and licensing compliance, privacy and security compliance – including privacy and security development and implementation, data breach response and reporting, and security incident investigation and response. She also has expertise in new facility developments and expansions, conversions, corporate structuring, Medicare and Medi-Cal certification and reimbursement, contract drafting, operational matters, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, FMV analysis, corporate governance, and business structuring.

Outside of her practice, Deidré is an active member of several senior care and housing focused associations. Before joining Hanson Bridgett, she gained considerable health care legal experience while working in the law and regulatory affairs department of one of the nation's largest providers of health care benefits.

Bar Admissions

  • California

LL.M., McGill University (1996)
LL.B., University of Natal Howard School of Law (1993)
B. Proc., University of Natal Howard School of Law (1991)

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • California Assisted Living Association
  • LeadingAge CA
  • American Senior Housing Association

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Chambers and Partners USA, Healthcare


"Business Realities in the Age of COVID-19," co-author, Seniors Housing Business (June 2020)
"Tech Advances in the Senior Space: Adoption, Implementation and Risk Management," co-author, ASHA Special Issues Brief (Winter 2019)
“The Model Privacy Policies and Procedures for Resident Information,” co-author, California Assisted Living Association (March 2016)
"​Sterile Compounding Pharmacy License Mandatory for California Pharmacies," co-author, Health Care Law Alert (January 2014)
"Filing Your HIPAA E-Health Care Transaction Compliance Plan," Physician Law Alert (May/June 2002)
"National Confidentiality Standards For Health Information," Physician Law Alert (March 2000)


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