March 25, 2021 We are pleased to announce Richard R. Sheridan has joined Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton as Of Counsel

Former Scripps Health General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Richard R. Sheridan has joined Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton as Of Counsel.

Richard brings a deep understanding of the practical needs and processes of complex institutions to the legal advice he provides on a broad range of issues from governance, corporate law and tax exemption to contracts, business deals and regulatory risk management.

Richard spent 32 years of his career as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Scripps Health. As Executive Vice President, he was responsible for the organization's legal functions, human resources, employee learning, internal audit, compliance, information security, risk management, quality improvement and patient experience. 

Richard has been recognized as part of the best leadership team in American healthcare (Health Leaders magazine, 2008) and as General Counsel of the year (San Diego Business Journal, 2013). He has served as a past president of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and has been an adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego and at California Western School of Law.

“Richard is one of the most well-respected health care attorneys in California,” said Paul, Plevin managing partner Joe Connaughton. “We are very excited for him to join our practice.”

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