Dayna C. Nicholson

Dayna C. Nicholson


Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213.928.9807    Fax: 213.928.9850

Orange County, CA
Phone: 949.567.3500    Fax: 949.863.0151

Dayna C. Nicholson is a senior associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices.

Ms. Nicholson focuses her practice on health care–related matters, such as licensing and other regulatory compliance, peer review and credentialing and corporate and medical staff governance. Her clients include hospitals, medical staffs, managed care organizations, medical groups, medical device retailers and other health care providers. Ms. Nicholson also has experience in patient information privacy issues, appeals of state-issued administrative penalties, Medicare and Medi-Cal certification, emergency care requirements and litigation arising out of peer review matters.

Before joining Pepper, Ms. Nicholson was a senior associate with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, where she handled health care law and health litigation matters. In that role, Ms. Nicholson wrote frequently about issues related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and enforcement, patient safety and information privacy violations and health care payment matters, and she regularly assisted clients in those areas. Before attending law school, Ms. Nicholson worked for a physician services organization, where she prepared presentation materials for physician and hospital clients, engaged in data analysis and database design and submitted required monthly reports to health plans.


  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003
  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
  • B.S., Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • California

Practice Areas