Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson


University of Michigan

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)



Harry Nelson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest healthcare and life sciences specialty law firm in Los Angeles. Harry is the author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, published by Forbes in March 2019, which received critical praise for changing the crisis-related conversation from spectacle to solutions. The book grew out of Harry’s work in opioid overdose and other crisis response in behavioral health. In 2017, Harry co-authored From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care, an exploration of U.S. health policy past, present, and future aimed at moving beyond rhetoric and hand-wringing to bipartisan dialogue.

In addition to his law practice, Harry frequently serves as a keynote speaker on issues related to leadership, the healthcare future, solving industry problems. He also serves as an expert witness on industry custom and practice and compliance standards related to data privacy and security, corporate practice of medicine, and other areas of healthcare and life science innovation.

Harry serves as chair of the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, an education and advocacy organization that works to advance standards and develop tools to address industry challenges. His leadership has been recognized, among other distinctions, by Behavioral Health Network Resources’ 2018 Addiction Advocacy Award. Since 2010, he appears annually on lists for Best Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers, and receives a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

The Best Lawyers in America (2021) recognized harry , for the the tenth consecutive year that Harry was recognized for his specialty in Healthcare Law, and for the first time Harry was selected with a focus on COVID-19. The Daily Journal named Harry one of the Top Healthcare Lawyers in California in 2019. Harry also garnered the Behavioral Health Network’s Addiction Advocacy Award, the Davis Direction Foundation Award, and the CLARE | MATRIX Spirit Award in 2019.


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