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Nelson Hardiman, LLP

At a Glance


“The culture is amazing!”

“Flexibility with hours (no face-time)”

“Challenging and rewarding legal work”


“Need to make bonus calculation and partnership track more transparent”

“When a case gets really busy the work/life balance can weaken”

“Growing pains surrounding staff and IT infrastructure, which is unable to keep up with our growth currently”

About Nelson Hardiman, LLP

For more than 15 years, Nelson Hardiman has represented healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician organizations, long-term and behavioral care providers, and other life sciences and healthcare-related organizations in fraud and abuse, and business litigation; transactions; and regulatory matters. Although based in California, the firm’s scope is nationwide as is its clientele. Today, the firm represents nearly every segment of the healthcare and life sciences industries, including health systems, investors, technology companies, clinical researchers, managed care providers, ancillary providers, healthcare facilities and professionals, and drug and device makers.

Health Law Gurus

The firm’s attorneys have defended healthcare providers in criminal and civil investigations and actions before the widest range of federal and California state regulatory agencies, including those relating to DEA compliance, FDA investigations, allegations of fraud and abuse, and HIPAA compliance.

Nelson Hardiman attorneys have represented all levels of clients in the healthcare industry on a range of litigation matters. Past work has included representing a national health system in an FCA litigation brought by a whistleblower who claimed the health system submitted false Medicare claims; counseling healthcare providers on ERISA litigation; and representing a hospital system in connection with a contract dispute over the sale of another hospital system.

The firm has also provided counsel in health-related transactional and compliance matters, including corporate finance, distressed financing, M&A, new ventures, strategic affiliations, and private equity. Its work has included developing a 50-state post-acquisition regulatory filing plan for a client; serving as Chief Restructuring Officer in a hospital’s Chapter 11 proceeding; and advising on Clayton Act and Sherman Act merger cases.

Taking the Lead

The firm and its lawyers have been recognized by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation for their work in healthcare law. The firm’s client relationships met the spotlight with its recognition as one of “The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships” in healthcare by BTI Industry Power Rankings. And the firm was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” by the Los Angeles Business Journal two years running.

Why Work Here

See what your career looks like at Nelson Hardiman.

Nelson Hardiman, LLP

11835 W. Olympic Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 203-2800


Founder and Managing Partner: Harry Nelson

Base Salary

The firm did not provide salary information.

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
The firm does not offer a summer associate program.

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA

Major Departments & Practices