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About Richard

Corporate legal counsel deeply informed by business experience

Richard Sheridan spent 32 years at Scripps Health, a $3.5 billion company operating hospitals and clinics, including serving as general counsel and corporate secretary. He retired in 2020 as executive vice president responsible for the organization's legal functions, human resources, employee learning, internal audit, compliance, information security, risk management, quality improvement and patient experience. Richard focuses on:

  • Corporate law and governance
  • Transactions
  • Regulatory risk management

Richard understands from first-hand experience the business processes and practical needs of complex institutions, and he leverages that knowledge to tailor legal solutions for his clients. He works to provide clear, practical guidance consistent with an organization’s business goals.

Experience in Action

  • Advising on a broad range of corporate legal issues, including governance, contracts, business deals, tax exemption, regulatory risk management and other issues.

Professional & Civic Activities

  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, member
  • Pawsitive Teams, board of directors
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, past president

  • University of California San Diego and California Western School of Law, adjunct professor

  • National Conflict Resolution Center, mediator

  • Service Corps of Retired Executives, volunteer

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