Buchalter Welcomes New Attorneys in San Diego

November, 2021 - Los Angeles, California

November 09, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to welcome new additions to its San Diego office. Sanjay Bhandari joins as a Litigation Shareholder. Bryn Spradling also joins as a Shareholder in the Corporate and Health Care Practice Groups, and Gary Spradling joins the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Buchalter has seen tremendous growth in San Diego. Opening the office in 2018, the Firm added twelve attorneys in San Diego this year alone bringing its total in San Diego to thirty attorneys.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sanjay, Bryn, and Gary to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. "Sanjay is a highly respected litigator with significant trial experience in white-collar defense and intellectual property matters. Both Bryn and Gary bring valuable expertise complimentary to our impressive full-service healthcare practice. All three are significant assets to the Firm and our rapidly expanding presence in San Diego.”

Bhandari is a former federal prosecutor, a former Securities & Exchange Commission attorney, and an experienced trial lawyer in criminal and civil cases. His practice focuses on government investigations, white-collar defense, and intellectual property litigation. He has conducted numerous internal investigations, created and reviewed corporate compliance programs, and defended many individuals and corporations in government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

With the addition of Bhandari, Buchalter has now added three former federal prosecutors to its ranks within the past year. Combining their expertise with the firm’s substantial experience in defending government enforcement cases and other litigation in the financial services and health care industries, Buchalter now features one of the strongest white-collar practices in the western United States. “I am excited to be joining Buchalter,” said Bhandari. “Being able to utilize the Firm’s full-service resources and joining both the impressive litigation and white collar investigations teams will allow me to expand my practice and better serve my clients.”

Bryn Spradling practices general business, corporate, and health care law, focusing on contractual arrangements in business transactions, representing both individuals and entities, with a large portion of his practice involving clients in the health care field. His experience includes individual and corporate business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. He also regularly represents individual physicians, medical groups, and other providers in connection with entity formation and mergers and acquisitions.

“Buchalter’s impressive reputation in both the healthcare and corporate sectors made the Firm a perfect fit for me to help facilitate the growth of my practice,” added Spradling. “With the Firm’s close-knit and collaborative culture, I am very pleased to be making this move.”

Gary Spradling focuses on providing expert counsel to clients in the health care field in connection with selection of the appropriate entity for the start-up of their business in order to achieve their desired business objectives. He works closely with clients in all phases of their business, providing counseling with respect to financing needs, compensation, and ownership succession arrangements, as well as structuring and negotiating merger and acquisition transactions and resolving management and governance disputes among owners.