Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Karen Hall was named Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for The Permanente Medical Group and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in 2019. In this role, she oversees TPMG’s and MAPMG’s Office of the General Counsel and serves as a business and legal partner and trusted advisor to the Boards of Directors and executives. Hall establishes TPMG’s and MAPMG’s legal strategy in conjunction with the Boards of Directors and the executive leadership teams. She and her team identify and address critical legal issues and oversee the development of policies, procedures, processes, and guidelines to protect all legal interests of TPMG and MAPMG. She is accountable for all legal affairs TPMG and MAPMG, including health insurance contract negotiations, physician compensation, acquisitions, and more. Hall partners closely with and advises TPMG’s and MAPMG’s Government Affairs teams.
Before joining The Permanente Medical Group, Hall spent more than 15 years with Sutter Health in Northern California, where she served as Vice President and Bay Area Chief Legal Officer, serving as an advisor to the Boards of Directors and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Prior to that she served for more than a decade as Vice President and Regional Counsel for Sutter’s Peninsula Coastal Region.
Hall began her legal career practicing commercial litigation in the Attorney General’s office of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she represented the U.S. government in commercial litigation including bankruptcy matters, bank director and officer liability suits, and commercial contract disputes. She subsequently worked for Catholic Healthcare West, and as an attorney at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen.
Hall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. She is a member of both the California and New York bars.
She formerly served as a board member for Young Women’s Choral Projects in San Francisco, and currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the San Francisco University High School.