Ann H. O’Connell, Esq.
Partner, Nossaman LLP

Ann O’Connell is a partner in the Sacramento office of Nossaman LLP and her practice focusses exclusively on health care law. Her areas of expertise include medical staff bylaws; credentialing of physicians and allied health professionals; peer review and disciplinary proceedings; as well as a variety of contracting, regulatory, and general health care legal issues.

Ms. O’Connell frequently serves as a hearing officer in medical staff hearings; has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of American Health Lawyers Association’s Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group; and is a Past-President of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. In addition to editing CHA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules for many years, she has co-authored and edited the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Peer Review Hearing Guidebook (2008). From 2008 – 2010, Ms. O’Connell served on The Joint Commission’s MS.1.20 (MS.01.01.01) Task Force, representing CHA.