Office of General Counsel
Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health
Kimberly Gillespie is Principal Counsel for the Health Law Group specializing in the areas of corporate compliance, health care fraud and abuse laws (Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, the Civil Monetary Penalties Statute, and the False Claims Act), state and federal privacy laws, medical staff and peer review matters, hospital and physician transactions, regulatory affairs, conflict of interest, and risk management. While Ms. Gillespie provides expertise and counsel to all of the UC Medical Centers, she is located in Southern California and is specifically responsible for the provision and coordination of legal services by the Office of the General Counsel to the Southern California UC Medical Centers.
Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Gillespie served as the Chief Compliance, Privacy and Risk Officer at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in-house counsel for UCSD Health and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and a Health Care Associate in the corporate/transactional division of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson and Nagle, P.C.
Ms. Gillespie earned her undergraduate and master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (B.A. 1992, M.P.A. 1994) and her law degree from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (J.D. 2003). She is licensed to practice in the State of California, the State of North Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Gillespie previously served as a member of the Virginia State Bar, Health Law Section, Board of Governors and regularly writes on a wide variety of health law topics.