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Glenda M. Zarbock

Glenda M. Zarbock

Partner

Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.

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Profile

Glenda specializes in advising medical staffs, medical groups, and hospitals on a full range of credentialing, peer review, and quality assurance topics. She advises medical staffs on investigations and developing corrective action plans and recommendations. Glenda has successfully represented numerous medical staffs in formal hearings involving credentialing and peer review actions. She also serves in the role of hearing officer for judicial review committee hearings and for appeals to hospital boards. As a litigator, Glenda defends hospitals, medical staffs, and medical staff leaders in civil litigation arising from peer review activities.

Glenda has also represented health care providers and senior care communities in administrative proceedings and litigation in a wide array of matters. She has handled appeals of regulatory citations, deficiencies, and licensure actions, as well as lawsuits alleging professional negligence, elder abuse, wrongful death, fraud, and breach of contract. Glenda handles all phases of litigation: discovery, law and motion practice, mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, trials, writs and appeals.

Glenda makes presentations on legal issues to gatherings of the California Association Medical Staff Services and National Association Medical Staff Services.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (1995)
B.A., summa cum laude, Rice University (1986)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

On behalf of hospital clients, Glenda secured early dismissal of multiple lawsuits filed by physicians arising from peer review actions using California's anti-SLAPP statute. 

Glenda defeated applications for preliminary injunctions filed against two hospitals by a number of specialty physicians seeking an order allowing them to exercise their clinical privileges despite their not being members of the medical group that held the exclusive contract to provide these specialty services at the hospitals. She subsequently secured summary judgment in the hospital’s favor in one lawsuit, and the physician plaintiffs then voluntarily dismissed their other lawsuit.



Professional Associations

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review and Long Term Care and Senior Housing Practice Groups
  • California Association Medical Staff Services
  • National Association Medical Staff Services

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