Nelson Hardiman is proud to announce that Sarvnaz “Miriam” Mackin has been elevated to partnership. Miriam is a key member of the firm’s Litigation, Administrative, and Regulatory practices and represents a range of clients including individual healthcare practitioners and healthcare organizations in matters encompassing licensing and compliance issues to complex litigation. Miriam has also applied her litigation and regulatory experience in assisting as outside counsel to medical staffs in peer review matters, disciplinary hearings, and drafting/revising medical staff bylaws and policies.

“Miriam is a star in every sense of the word. Her work ethic, her deep intelligence, and her savvy in solving clients’ problems are vital to our firm and have earned the confidence of our clients,” said the firm’s Founder, Harry Nelson. “It is no mistake that clients trust her in high stakes matters, whether it is defending and advising them on fraud and abuse-related matters, patient safety issues, privacy and data security-related challenges, or healthcare business litigation.”

Miriam’s dedication to assisting those in the healthcare field extends beyond the office. Engaged with organizations such as Women in Health Administration and the National Health Law Program, Miriam has built strong connections within the healthcare community and has a true appreciation for developing nimble and innovative strategies. “If the past year has taught us anything, it is that healthcare providers and organizations and the laws and regulations that guide the healthcare field are a vital component in ensuring the health and safety of our families and communities,” says Miriam. “I enjoy being able provide guidance to those individuals and organizations which enables our clients to continue doing their jobs and achieve their goals with the least number of hurdles as possible.”

Fellow Partner Sara Hersh, says “Miriam is dedicated and focused in her work with a true sense of compassion for the unique needs of her clients. Miriam’s broad range of experience in regulatory, administrative, and litigation matters ensures clients will benefit from her well rounded and proactive approach while resolutely protecting their interests.

Nelson Hardiman LLP is the premier healthcare and life sciences firm in Los Angeles, serving healthcare and life science providers, investors, and organizations that need a hard-to-find level of quality advice on the most sensitive industry issues. The firm’s litigation practice specializes in defending fraud and abuse and whistleblower actions, government investigations, and other complex business disputes. Nelson Hardiman’s transactional group handles healthcare organization acquisitions, sales, investment, and financings, and Nelson Hardiman’s regulatory team advises on compliance with licensing, operational, and reimbursement issues across the full continuum of healthcare industry sectors, with expertise on Medicare and Medicaid requirements, privacy and data security, FDA, and other regulatory matters. The firm has earned a singular position reputation nationally for its leadership in addressing issues in behavioral health and telehealth. More information about the firm is available at or at 310.203.2800.

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