Jennifer S. Sprinkles

Deputy County Counsel

Jennifer S. Sprinkles joined the Office of the County Counsel as an intern in 1998 and an attorney in 2000.  Jennifer handled child dependency matters on behalf of the County from 2000 to 2005 and tried over 100 dependency cases.  In 2005 she joined the Health and Hospital section of the Office and has represented various clients including the Public Health Department, Valley Health Plan, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  She is currently General Counsel for Valley Health Plan and has been the primary legal advisor for the Plan on the federal Affordable Care Act and Covered California, California’s Health Benefit Exchange.

Jennifer’s professional expertise includes:

  • Privacy and security (HIPAA and other state and federal health care privacy laws)
  • Hospital and clinic operations
  • Health care contracting (including Managed Care contracts)
  • Medical ethics and consent
  • Affordable Care Act and health care reform
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Department of Managed Health Care oversight and compliance
  • Covered California implementation and compliance


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2000

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