Project Description

Jennifer Sullivan


Jennifer Sullivan is a transactional and regulatory compliance attorney in the firm’s health law practice. Jennifer has specialized in health law since 1984. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® and named one of 5280 magazine’s Top Lawyers in multiple years. Her practice at Caplan & Earnest is limited to the representation of healthcare organizations, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities, management services organizations, practitioners, and provider networks. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, her practice areas include general counsel services, advising governing boards, management services relationships, acquisitions and other complex transactions, licensure, health program enrollment, reimbursement, and regulatory compliance (including Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, overpayment, and HIPAA issues).

Before moving to Colorado in 1995, Jennifer served as the director of legal services for Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, and was legal counsel for Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, Calif.  She also practiced in the health law section of the San Diego firm Jennings, Engstrand and Henrikson. Jennifer is a former chairperson of the Colorado Bar Association Health Law Council. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She has participated in numerous other health-related organizations including the Health Law Council of the State Bar of Texas. She writes and presents on current issues in the health law field. Ms. Sullivan is admitted to practice in Colorado, Texas, and California. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and Texas A&M University.


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.A.
    Honors: summa cum laude

Admittances & Licenses

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • California

Associations & Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association Health Law Council, Member
  • Health Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair-elect 2005-2006

Past Employment

  • Daughters of Charity Health Services of Austin, Director of Legal Services, 1984 – 1990
  • Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, Counsel, 1994 – 1995
  • Jennings, Engstrand and Henrikson