SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kristina Lawson, Hanson Bridgett's managing partner-elect, has been selected as the next President of the Medical Board of California. This state board oversees the licensing and regulation of physicians, surgeons, and certain allied healthcare professionals in California, and promotes access to quality medical care.
Lawson was initially appointed to the board in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. As President of the Medical Board of California, she will take on additional legislative advocacy responsibilities and be the board's public face during her term.
"My father was a physician, and I was appointed to the board by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. shortly after my father's sudden passing. So, it is really an honor for me to be able to lead the Board," Lawson shared. "I know that now, more than ever before, it is important to further the Board's mission to protect California's health care consumers during the midst of a global pandemic. I am grateful and humbled to be trusted with that responsibility."
Lawson's term as President begins immediately. On January 1, 2021, Lawson will officially transition into her position as Managing Partner at Hanson Bridgett. Lawson is the first female managing partner in the firm's history.
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Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett is a multidisciplinary law firm that thrives as a center for legal excellence serving all of California with more than 175 attorneys throughout the state. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals and include several public agencies in California.
Hanson Bridgett is a dedicated supporter of diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity begins with the recruitment of our workforce. Our firm's attorneys currently consist of 46 percent women, 27 percent people of color, and 4 percent self-identified LGBTQ+ individuals. Our firm's partners are 40 percent women, 21 percent people of color, and 6 percent self-identified LGBTQ+ individuals.