Janet M. Lee

Senior Counsel - UCLA Health Sciences Office of Legal Affairs

Practice Groups

Health Affairs


Janet Lee joined the UCLA Health Office of Legal Affairs in April 2021 as a Senior Counsel providing a broad range of health care legal services, with an emphasis on providing advice on transactional, regulatory, and hospital operational matters.  Prior to joining UCLA Health, Janet oversaw the Legal Services Department at Emanate Health, formerly known as Citrus Valley Health Partners, where she provided legal counsel to executive leadership and their teams.  There, Janet’s duties included overseeing all acquisitions and joint ventures and advising on compliant transitioning of operations; managing commercial litigation; responding to government inquiries and subpoenas; managing a high volume of contract review (both clinical and non-clinical); advising on medical staff matters; assisting with trademark and rebranding efforts for the system’s hospitals, parent company, and affiliated entities when they rebranded to Emanate Health in 2019; providing legal guidance on strategic marketing plans; overseeing real estate purchases, sales, and disputes; and advising on privacy and data security matters.  Prior to her tenure at Emanate Health, Janet was a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation Group at Reed Smith LLP in its downtown Los Angeles office, working on health care, product liability, financial services, and other commercial litigation matters and participating in three client secondments with international and national firm clients.


UC College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D.
University of Southern California, B.A.
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