John Yamamoto, JD

Vice President and General Counsel for the Southern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

John Yamamoto is Vice President & Regional Counsel for the Southern California Region of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals ("Kaiser Permanente").  John is also responsible for Kaiser Permanente's Government & Community Relations and Community Benefit functions.  John was formerly assistant general counsel and practice leader for the Health & Regulatory section of Kaiser Permanente's National Legal Department.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, John was a health care lawyer with the national law firm McDermott, Will & Emery.

John received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his bachelors of science in public policy and management from Carnegie-Mellon University.

John and his wife Melinda reside in Manhattan Beach with their two children.