Jamie Ostroff is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, overseeing CMA’s Center for Legal Affairs. Mr. Ostroff leads CMA in defending the rights of physicians in the courts and working to influence health policy created by policymakers, regulatory agencies and the private sector. He also helps CMA navigate the politics and policy of complex health care issues before federal and state regulators and to drive the public interest mission of the association and its physician members.
As General Counsel, Mr. Ostroff provides legal advice and representation to CMA’s Board of Trustees, CMA’s subsidiaries (i.e., Physicians for a Healthy California, CMA’s Political Action Committees, CMA Properties, CMA Holdings LLC) and the executive management team regarding corporate governance, ethics, employment, health care law, legislation, regulations and corporate issues (among others). Mr. Ostroff manages the Legal Center’s efforts to help members comply with laws and regulations that impact the practice of medicine through legal information and publications, as well as educationl webinars and presentations.
Prior to joining CMA, Ostroff served as the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Hill Physicians Medical Group, the largest independent physician group in Northern California, where he was responsible for its legal affairs. Before his position with Hill Physicians Medical Group, Ostroff was Associate General Counsel at Blue Shield of California.
Mr. Ostroff graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law. While in law school, he worked as an intern for the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Southwestern University Law Review. Mr. Ostroff serves on the board of directors for CopsDirect, a non-profit organization that provides first aid, trauma and rescue equipment to police and sheriffs’ departments throughout the nation.
CMA Center for Legal Affairs
CMA's Center for Legal Affairs provides legal advice and representation to CMA Board of Trustees, officers, executive management, and staff, all in their official capacities, on various issues impacting CMA and its subsidiaries, including legislative and regulatory issues, corporate governance, ethics, employment, health care, nonprofit and political law. The Center also defends the rights of physicians in the courts by filing lawsuits on behalf of California physicians members and weighing in on cases before the courts as amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” to influence health policy. The Center helps CMA members comply with laws and regulations that impact the practice of medicine, through legal information and publications, as well as educational webinars and presentations. The Center maintains CMA’s comprehensive online health law library.