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Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner Reappointed to California Medical Board

June 13, 2022 (San Francisco, CA)Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Kristina Lawson has been reappointed to the Medical Board of California (Board) by Governor Gavin Newsom.

The mission of the Board is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professionals and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.

Lawson was initially appointed to the Board in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. As the current President of the Board, she also takes on additional legislative advocacy responsibilities and serves as the Board's public face.

"I was first appointed to the Board shortly after my father's sudden passing. My father was a physician and it is an honor to serve on the Board and help ensure the integrity of the profession he loved," Lawson shared. "In light of the challenges all Californians have faced in recent years, it is vitally important to further the Board's mission to protect California's health care consumers and ensure evidence-based information regarding physicians and health care is accessible to all. I am grateful and humbled to be trusted with that responsibility."

In April, Lawson received an Award of Merit from the Federation of State Medical Boards at their Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in New Orleans. Lawson was chosen for the award in recognition of her contributions that have positively impacted and strengthened the profession of medical licensure and discipline and helped enhance public protection.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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