NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES–LAWFUEL – Health Law News–Manatt Health Sol…

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES–LAWFUEL – Health Law News–Manatt Health Solutions (MHS), the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, one of the nation’s premier law and consulting firms, announced today that David Sandman, Ph.D., has joined MHS as a Managing Director in its New York office. Dr. Sandman will advise healthcare systems, foundations and companies regarding development of new healthcare programs and services, restructuring plans and how to influence and capitalize on emerging public policy trends.

On joining Manatt, Dr. Sandman observed: “Manatt has a proven track record of contributing to health policy and strategy development in ways that result in real, actionable change. I will focus on helping Manatt’s clients develop progressive public policy positions and implement new health service delivery models.”

“David Sandman is a terrific addition to our practice,” said William S. Bernstein, Chairperson of Manatt’s national health care practice. “He has both public and private sector experience and is highly respected for his leadership, vision and comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare industry.”

Dr. Sandman most recently served as Executive Director of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century. He was appointed to that position by the Governor of New York. The nonpartisan panel was charged with evaluating and reforming the state’s healthcare delivery and financing systems. It developed binding recommendations to reconfigure the supply of hospitals and nursing homes to best respond to regional and community needs for access to high quality care.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Sandman was Vice President at Harris Interactive, a global research and consulting firm best known for The Harris Poll. In that role, he was responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of research on health and public affairs for nonprofit organizations, universities, foundations, healthcare systems and corporations.

Dr. Sandman also served previously as Assistant Vice President at The Commonwealth Fund, where he was responsible for projects related to healthcare coverage and access, healthcare in New York City, Medicare and quality of care issues. He was also a Policy Analyst with the City of New York Department of Health and a researcher at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sandman is an associate fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and has served on advisory committees to organizations such as the New York State Department of Health, the Community Service Society, the New York Community Trust, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

He received his Ph.D from The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University in 2001, and his B.A., in political science, from Haverford College.

About Manatt Health Solutions

Manatt Health Solutions is a division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, which provides legal and consulting services to national and international clients from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sacramento, C.A.; New York and Albany, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C. Manatt Health Solutions’ interdisciplinary team provides strategic and business advice, policy analysis, project implementation, and coalition building and advocacy services to clients in the areas healthcare access and coverage, healthcare financing and reimbursement and health information technology.

About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, provides legal and consulting services to a global client base from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, Sacramento and San Francisco, California; New York City and Albany, New York; and Washington, D.C. Manatt includes Manatt Health Solutions, a healthcare policy and strategic business advisory group, and ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary that develops and implements strategies to expand client businesses and facilitate their effective competition in global markets. For more information, visit, and

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