Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Health Law

Doreen Wener

Title/s: Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Ltd.

Specialty Area: Health Law

E-mail: dwener@luc.edu


Doreen Wener represents hospitals, medical staffs, medical groups and healthcare systems at all levels in the peer review process, from the initial stages of advising clients in connection with all aspects of the credentialing process, through the preparation for and representation at internal administrative hearings, as well as any court challenges to credentialing decisions. Ms. Wener’s 20 years of experience in complex business litigation, including multiple cases in which she successfully defended peer review damages actions filed against hospitals, medical staffs and individual physicians, bring a unique perspective and ability to guide clients through the process in a way that minimizes the risk of litigation.

Ms. Wener is a regular guest lecturer for USC’s Masters Program in Health Care Administration on the subject of medical staff legal issues, and has taught Continuing Medical Education seminars and given Continuing Legal Education lectures on a variety of medical staff-related subjects.

Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Wener was a senior litigation attorney at several mid-size Los Angeles firms, defending hospitals in a wide range of complex commercial, contract, medical staff, unfair competition and employment matters.


BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

JD, DePaul University College of Law

Program Areas

LLM Thesis Project