Christopher (Chris) M. Olson concentrates his practice on regulatory and transactional matters affecting a wide range of clients in the healthcare industry, such as nonprofit and for-profit health systems, hospitals, laboratories, physician groups and pharmacies. Chris focuses on meeting the needs of clients in complex mergers and acquisitions, strategic affiliations and challenging regulatory contexts. Chris blends his transactional skills with knowledge of corporate governance, joint ventures and healthcare regulatory compliance issues.

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  • Drafted and submitted California Board of Pharmacy permits for five pharmacies across California as part of an acquisition of a regional health system
  • Part of a team that represented a national for-profit health system in its 2015 purchase of a public university’s health system, including two hospital facilities and an affiliated medical group
  • Part of a team that conducted an internal compliance review for a health system and submitted a self-disclosure under the False Claims Act


  • Super Lawyers 2018 to 2020, Southern California Rising Star, Healthcare


  • American Health Lawyers Association


University of Texas School of Law, JD, 2014
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, cum laude, 2011


Christopher M. Olson

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