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Mark S. Zemelman

Senior vice president and general counsel

Last update: April 10, 2014



Mark Zemelman is senior vice president and general counsel of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Zemelman joined Kaiser Permanente’s legal team in 1991. In 1998 he was named vice president and assistant general counsel, a role he held until he was appointed general counsel in June 2010.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he worked at San Francisco-based law firms McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Zemelman has authored several publications and delivered many presentations to legal organizations concerning environmental law and tax exemption issues in the health care field. He also has served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley Extension; on the editorial board of several legal publications; and as the corporate chair of the California Minority Counsel Program, an organization of county bar associations, law firms and major corporations that promotes business opportunities for minority lawyers and minority-owned law firms. He continues to serve on the board of California Minority Counsel Program.

Zemelman has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.