Deputy County Counsel
Michaela Lozano Lewis joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2015. As the Lead Deputy County Counsel for the Human Services Section, Michaela oversees a team of attorneys who support the County’s departments and programs providing human services, including the Office of Supportive Housing and Social Services Agency. The Human Services Team advises on program development, evaluation, and service delivery relating to supportive housing, public benefits, and child welfare services.
Michaela is also a member of the Office’s Health and Hospitals Team. She provides advice regarding privacy, compliance, medical staff, and human subject research. Michaela has supported implementations of electronic medical record systems for both primary and behavioral health care systems and advised on system revisions for compliance with 21st Century Cures Act’s information blocking regulations. She has also represented the hospital medical staff in Judicial Review Committee fair hearings.
Michaela’s expertise includes:
- Data sharing and governance
- Medical staff
- Physician relationships and compensation
- Human subject research
- University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2009
- Anti-Corruption Fellow at Berkeley Law’s Miller Institute for Global Challenges and Law
- Best Oral Argument in Written and Oral Advocacy
- Loyola Marymount University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006
- Member of California Society Healthcare Attorneys
- Associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP (2009-2015)