Tara Cowell brings to Quadrant over 20 years of legal experience in the healthcare industry. Tara began her career at St. Joseph Healthcare Systems, beginning in Research & Development, then serving as a Law Clerk, and quickly advancing to Corporate Counsel for St. Joseph Healthcare system where she provided general legal advice to their acute care hospitals, clinics, medical groups, and foundations. There she specialized in developing corporate compliance polices that included philanthropy, mental health research, scientific misconduct, law enforcement, publications, and conflict of interest policies.
Later, Tara contributed her legal expertise to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) as a legal consultant to the Office of Research Administration. At CHOC, she developed and reviewed policies and procedures, negotiated clinical trial agreements, and served as Institutional Review Board Chair for both Industry and In-House Institutional Review Boards. Following this, Tara built Cowell Law Corporation as the firm’s president. At Cowell Law, Tara contributed her legal expertise to dozens of healthcare companies, specializing in clinical research, legal and ethical matters, and general corporate transactions.
Most recently, Tara worked as Associate General Counsel for Providence St. Joseph’s Health’s Southern California Region. As Associate General Counsel she drafted and revised policies, leases, affiliations, managed care and other agreements, assisted with due diligence, summarized new legislation, and provided guidance on corporate and healthcare regulatory issues. Tara earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and her Bachelors degree from California State University Fullerton. We are thrilled to have Tara Cowell and her wealth of legal experience in the healthcare space as part of the Quadrant team.