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DSR Attorney, Megan A. Rowe, Recognized in San Francisco Magazine

In a special Women’s Edition of San Francisco Magazine, DSR partner, Megan A. Rowe, is recognized for her selection to the 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list, and also to the 2019 list of Top Women Attorneys in Northern California.

A big round of applause to Megan A. Rowe!  DSR is proud of Megan and her continued success and accomplishments in the field of health care law.

Check out the digital publication here of San Francisco Magazine, Women’s Edition – “The Power Issue.”

DSR is honored to support the Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

DSR Health Law is proud to support ABAS and its Annual Gala!

This year’s event will take place on the evening of November 14 at the Sacramento Hyatt Regency.

The Honorable Tracie L. Brown of the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District will be featured as the keynote speaker, and Sacramento Superior Court Judge Russell L. Hom (the newly elected Sacramento Superior Presiding Judge as of January 1, 2020) will be honored with the ABAS President’s Award.

For more information about this event, please click here.

DSR is a Proud Supporter of SCBA’s Annual-Bar Reception

DSR is proud to support the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Annual
Bench-Bar Reception!

This year’s Judge of the Year honoree is Sacramento County Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Emily E. Vasquez.

Mark your calendar for this fun and memorable SCBA event:
September 19, 2019, 6-9pm at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

DSR is Honored to Support CWL!

DSR Health Law is proud to support California Women Lawyers’ 45th Annual Conference and Dinner!

This year’s CWL conference is scheduled on September 20 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel and offers an entire day of MCLE sessions followed by dinner and a silent auction.  The dinner will honor the second woman Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

For more information about this event and/or to purchase tickets to attend, please click here.

DSR Proudly Supports WLS’s Artfest!

DSR Health Law is proud to support Women Lawyers of Sacramento’s annual fundraising event, ArtFest!

This year’s ArtFest is scheduled on September 5 at Beatnik Studios, and will feature exhibits by local artists and a silent auction, along with food, wine, and live music.

All ArtFest proceeds will generously be used to fund grants to local charitable organizations assisting women and children, as well as to award scholarships to deserving law students in need.

For more information about WLS and/or to purchase tickets to attend ArtFest, click here.

Not good… not great… the BEST! DSR is recognized as one of Sacramento’s best places to work!

DSR Health Law is privileged to be honored as one of Sacramento’s Best Places to Work!

DSR is a motivating and rewarding environment where personal and professional growth are both valued and nurtured.  DSR is proud to be acknowledged by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work!

Click here for a complete list of 2019 honorees.

DSR is delighted to welcome its newest health care attorney, Kelly A. Healy

Kelly A. Healy joins DSR Health Law as an Associate specializing in health care regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining DSR, Kelly worked in the Office of Legal Services at the California Department of Managed Health Care where she gained extensive knowledge of California’s health care delivery system.  While at the Department, Kelly advised on statutory and regulatory compliance issues, made legal and policy recommendations in implementing the Knox-Keene Act, and responded to sensitive and complex Public Records Act requests.  In addition, she handled negotiations, settlement agreements, and submissions to the State Personnel Board.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Kelly to DSR’s team of health care law attorneys!


DSR is pleased to congratulate the following honorees who have been selected to the 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers List!

Kudos to Michael J. Daponde, Shareholder and President:

  • Super Lawyers: 2013-2019
  • Top 25 in Sacramento: 2017-2019
  • Top 100 in Northern California: 2018-2019

Bravo to Megan A. Rowe, Shareholder:

  • Super Lawyers: 2014-2019
  • Top Women in Northern California: 2012-2019
  • Northern California Rising Stars: 2009-2013

Hats off to Anthony R. Eaton, Counsel:

  • Super Lawyers: 2017-2019
  • Northern California Rising Stars: 2014-2015

Super Lawyers is an exclusive list and is a nationally renowned rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the nominated attorneys in the state are selected to receive this honor.

DSR is proud of the consistent recognition that Super Lawyers has awarded to the achievements of its attorneys over the years. For more information on DSR’s presence in the professional community, check out the Honors and Awards tab located on each attorney profile on DSR’s website.

The full list of honorees will be published in the August issue of Sactown magazine, and will also appear in the Northern California August issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, as well as the December issue of San Francisco magazine, Women’s Edition. Check out the digital version of the August issue of Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine here.


Lisa J. Mayberry joins DSR Health Law as an Associate, expanding the firm’s capacity to serve the needs of DSR’s valued health care clients.  Lisa is a litigation attorney with experience in both civil and administrative law.  Prior to DSR, Lisa worked in the Office of Enforcement at the California Department of Managed Health Care.  As an enforcement attorney, Lisa investigated and prosecuted matters involving health care service plans’ compliance with the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, and represented the Department in administrative actions.  With this experience, Lisa gained an invaluable perspective to health care law, managed care plans, and issues involving regulatory compliance.  Prior to the Department, as plaintiff’s counsel in civil matters, Lisa’s practice involved extensive litigation.

DSR warmly welcomes Lisa, and is delighted to add her knowledge and experience to its team of health care attorneys.  Check out Lisa’s complete bio here.


Michael J. Daponde will present on April 5, 2019 (10-11am PST) at the Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar hosted by the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (“CSHA”) in La Jolla.  This year’s three-day seminar will focus on, and provide, an in-depth overview of changes to California health law.  CLE credit is offered.

Mr. Daponde will discuss Governor Newsom’s proposals to lower health care costs and increase access, including moving to universal or single-payer health care, consolidating the state’s prescription drug purchases into a state-run program, expanding Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants, instituting an individual mandate/penalty, and appointing a California Surgeon General and a mental health “czar.”  Mr. Daponde will also discuss the legislature’s response to these proposals, as well as California’s response to federal actions.

Registration for CSHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar is still open.  Click on CSHA’s icon below to be directed to their registration page.