News and Announcements


Claire Fenton recently joined DSR Health Law as Counsel. She has practiced health care law for over a decade, focusing on health care compliance and transactional matters. Claire has extensive experience advising on statutory and regulatory compliance issues, corporate structuring, licensing and certification, HIPAA, and contract drafting and negotiation. Claire’s experience also includes corporate formation and governance, non-profits, telemedicine, and operational and business issues.

DSR warmly welcomes Claire and her wealth of health care knowledge and experience to its team.


Kat Gallagher joins DSR Health Law as Counsel. Kat has over 15 years of experience as a litigator and transactional attorney serving businesses and individuals in various areas of law. Her experience includes areas such as breach of contract, business torts, personal injury, employment law, workers’ compensation subrogation, unlawful detainer, estate planning, and intellectual property.

Kat is a member of Women Lawyers of Sacramento and currently serves on the Development Committee as Co-Chair. She is also involved with the California Lawyers Association as a member of both the Litigation Section and the Business Section where she has held numerous leadership roles. Kat has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list for five consecutive years.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Kat to DSR.


DSR is honored to again serve as a sponsor for the annual Poilé Spectacular Reception, hosted by McGeorge School of Law (McGeorge).

This year, McGeorge celebrates 20 years of the Jeffrey K. Poilé LGBT Memorial Scholarship which was established in 2002 by McGeorge Professor Larry Levine. The scholarship provides support to students who are committed to using their legal education to extend and protect the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

The Poilé Spectacular Reception takes place on the evening of November 4, 2022 at McGeorge. For more details, click here.

DSR Proudly Sponsors The Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association’s 2022 Legal Fusion

DSR is pleased to serve as a sponsor for this year’s Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association’s (WWMBA) Legal Fusion event.

Scheduled on October 27 at The Firehouse in Old Sacramento, the primary purpose of WWMBA’s Legal Fusion is to fund scholarships for African American law school students in the Sacramento region. The event will not only focus on inspiring youth to seek careers in the legal field, it will also celebrate and honor local African American community leaders for outstanding service.

For more details about WWMBA, click here.

DSR is a Proud Supporter of SacFALA’s “Seat at the Table” Gala

DSR is honored to serve as a sponsor for the Sacramento Filipino American Lawyers Association’s (SacFALA) 4th Annual “Seat at the Table” Gala.

The SacFALA Gala, held on October 6 at 5 p.m. in Old Sacramento, will celebrate diversity as well as the contributions made to the legal profession by the Filipino American community. The evening will include dinner, music, and keynote remarks from Rose Cuison Villazor, Co-Dean, Professor of Law, and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law.

SacFALA is an association of Filipino American lawyers, judges, and law students in the Sacramento area. SacFALA was formed to address the legal issues and professional concerns confronting the Filipino American community in the region. Learn more here.

DSR is One of Sacramento’s 2022 Best Places to Work

DSR Health Law is thrilled to announce it has earned the distinction of being named one of the Best Places to Work in Sacramento for its fourth consecutive year!

This annual award, presented by the Sacramento Business Journal, honors local companies that cultivate a rewarding and balanced work environment.  Honorees are determined exclusively on the basis of their employees’ responses to survey questions that measure employee engagement and satisfaction in categories such as teamwork, trust, compensation, and benefits.  Survey scores are then reviewed and evaluated by a third-party company to determine the Best Places to Work.

Check out the entire list of Sacramento’s Best Places to Work in the October publication of Sacramento Business Journal.

DSR is a Proud Sponsor of SCBA’s Annual Bench Bar Reception

DSR is honored to serve as a sponsor of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s (SCBA) Annual Bench Bar Reception.

Recognized as the 2022 Judge of the Year will be the Honorable Larry Brown! This year’s event will be held on August 25, 2022 and will include a jazz trio, appetizers, desserts, and a hosted bar.

SCBA’s Bench Bar Reception is a wonderful opportunity for judges and lawyers to gather in honor and appreciation of the work accomplished by the Sacramento legal community. Learn more here.

DSR Lawyers Included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers List

A big round of applause for DSR’s 2022 Top Lawyers!  They are each honored for their achievements in the field of health care law.

  • Michael J. Daponde
  • Megan A. Rowe
  • Eunice C. Majam-Simpson
  • Anthony R. Eaton
  • Darcy L. Muilenburg

Every year, Sacramento Magazine partners with Professional Research Services to discover and recognize prominent attorneys within our community.  Local lawyers are surveyed on their top recommendations of fellow lawyers among numerous practice areas, thousands of votes are cast, and the nominees are then vetted.  Lawyers selected for this honor have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

To view the entire list of honorees, click here for the August issue of Sacramento Magazine.

DSR Attorneys Selected as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

DSR is pleased to announce that all firm lawyers have been selected to the 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list and 2022 Rising Stars list for their exceptional work in health care law!



Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Annual selections to the exclusive lists are made using a patented multiphase process involving independent research and peer evaluations.  Each year, no more than five percent of California lawyers are selected to the Super Lawyers list and no more than 2.5 percent are honored on the Rising Stars list.

A big round of applause for the DSR team!  Check out the full list of 2022 honorees here in this month’s edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.

DSR is a proud sponsor of WLS’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

DSR is honored to support Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS) as they celebrate 60 years of service and dedication to the local legal community. DSR partner, Megan Rowe, had the privilege to serve as President of WLS during its 50th anniversary in 2012. Megan is still a proud WLS member as are all of DSR’s women lawyers.

WLS is premised on the belief that women deserve equal rights, respect, and opportunities in the workplace and in society at large. For decades, WLS has supported and encouraged women lawyers in their career aspirations while promoting a society that places no limits on where a woman’s skills and talents can take her.

For more details about WLS’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on the evening of May 19, 2022, click here.