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BonannoM.gifMark A. Bonanno, JD, MPH

General Counsel, Director of Health Policy
Oregon Medical Association
Portland, OR

Mark A. Bonanno, JD, MPH, is General Counsel and Director of Health Policy for the Oregon Medical Association. Prior to serving as in-house counsel, he enjoyed twenty years of private practice as an advocate for health care professionals and brought with him a dedicated interest in health care policy. In 2000, Mr. Bonanno founded the law firm to specialize in problem solving and regulatory guidance for health care companies and individual health care professionals. He remains of counsel to the firm.
Mr. Bonanno received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and his graduate degree in public health from Boston University. He served as an adjunct professor of health law in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University for twelve years, and served terms as chair of the health law section of the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah Bar Association group insurance committee. In 2014, he completed a three-year tenure as Chair of the 2,400-member Fraud and Abuse Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. In that year, he was honored to receive the AHLA’s Patricia Meador Leadership Award.
Mr. Bonanno provides public speaking services on health care business and compliance legal issues to anyone who has the patience to listen and he enjoys writing on the same subject for anyone who enjoys reading. A seminar of note is Riskier Business: Medical Practices in a Post-ACA World, American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA, June 2013). A publication of note is: Medicare Compliance: We Found a Witch!, Compliance Today (Health Care Compliance Association, June 2008).
He is licensed in the District of Columbia, Oregon, and Washington.
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