Harry Nelson


Harry NelsonHarry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, a healthcare specialty firm which is annually ranked among the best “Health Care Law” firms by U.S. News & World Report. A consummate leader at the intersection of law and business, Harry is an entrepreneur who has started five healthcare related companies in the last decade. Most recently, Harry launched the Adaptive Healthcare Fund which provides financial and strategic support to healthcare entrepreneurs with a focus on opportunities driven by healthcare transformation. Deeply immersed in an industry at the forefront of change, innovation and consolidation; he is frequently asked to speak on cutting edge issues impacting healthcare, such as technology and the future of the industry itself.

Proactively tackling timely healthcare issues, Harry is the co-author of the recently released book, “From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Why You Should Care.” This new book offers a comprehensive survey of healthcare policy leading up to the Affordable Care Act, examines its strengths and weaknesses, and portends the direction the Trump administration and the Republican led Congress will take healthcare policy. It provides an unbiased assessment of the potential impact this historical policy transition will have on patients and practitioners. Harry’s thought leadership around the future of the healthcare and life sciences industry has also driven many next-generation healthcare ideas and initiatives to realization, including telehealth and other modalities of digital health and behavioral health.

For more than two decades, Harry has been a problem-solver for the healthcare industry, focused on regulatory and reimbursement challenges and strategy, including fraud and abuse, clinical safety, and data security. He has developed highly relevant resources to facilitate compliance, including the development of programs for hundreds of healthcare businesses. He also has extensive experience defending government investigations and enforcement actions, and has forged strong relationships with regulators across many healthcare sectors. In the broader community, Harry speaks on leadership and board governance issues, and has worked with nonprofits on their organizational development and strategy.

Harry and his wife live and work in Los Angeles, where they are the proud parents of four children. Harry received his A.B. with high distinction and J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan.

For more information on bringing Harry to your conference or event, please contact Jill Frankel at (310) 469-7260 or jfrankel@nelsonhardiman.com.


Harry Nelson Discusses America’s Opioid Crisis on KTLA 5 on August 11, 2017.


Harry Nelson interviewed on ABC News on March 23, 2017 about the winners and losers of the proposed healthcare bill.