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About Dan

Empowering clients to navigate the complexities of health care’s legal and regulatory landscape

Dan Guggenheim represents clients in a variety of industries, including health care, health technology, life sciences and information technology. He delivers strategic advice, innovative solutions and practical guidance on:

  • Commercial agreements
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Regulatory guidance, product and compliance counseling
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) law

Prior to joining Quarles, Dan served as chief legal and compliance officer for a digital health company, deputy general counsel for a medical group of over 4,000 independent primary care and specialist physicians and its associated management services organization, and assistant general counsel at an international pharmaceutical and device distributor and manufacturer. With 20-plus years of in-house experience, Dan has keen insight into the practical needs of clients, which allows him to provide legal solutions tailored to each company’s strategic objectives, operational requirements and unique risk profile.

Dan is affiliated with Quarles' San Diego office and works remotely in the San Francisco Bay area.

Experience in Action

  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide range of commercial agreements to ensure client interests are protected and aligned with legal requirements.
  • Counsels clients on compliance review of products, services and marketing practices to address health care and other applicable regulations, including emerging AI governance standards.
  • Advises clients on compliance strategies and the development and maintenance of risk-balanced comprehensive compliance programs.
  • Provides specialized counsel on the ability to access and use personal information, including under HIPAA, state consumer health privacy laws and other federal and state privacy protections and related information security standards.
  • Assists with risk-balanced privacy programs, transaction due diligence and data incident management.


  • As chief legal officer, negotiated complex commercial software-as-a-service and data use agreements and strategic partnership arrangements, and implemented and maintained a corporate compliance program, with emphasis on privacy and health care regulatory.
  • Established enterprise-wide regulatory law group to proactively identify issues of concern to disparate businesses, collaborate to deliver efficient and effective solutions and drive consistency and cost-savings.
  • As deputy general counsel, provided health care regulatory law advice, including HIPAA, fraud and abuse, government program reimbursement and telemedicine.

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