Douglas M. Mancino



  • Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles

Doug's practice focuses on health care and tax-exempt organizations. He serves as co-head of the firm’s health care practice.

Doug is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hunton and Williams LLP. For more than 35 years he has represented all types of health care and nonprofit organizations on tax, business, and financial matters. He has extensive experience in audit, appeals and tax controversy issues. He has served as counsel to health care clients in a number of cases that have defined the limits of tax-exempt organizations participating in health care joint ventures.

Doug has authored more than 85 articles and book chapters concerning tax-exempt organizations and health care issues. He is a former president of the American Health Lawyers Association and is vice chair-publications of the ABA’s Tax Section. Doug is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of California and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Ninth Circuit and the Tenth Circuits; the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; and the United States Tax Court. Doug is a frequent lecturer/speaker on many legal, tax and health care subjects. Doug enjoys a national reputation as one of the country’s top health care and tax-exempt organization lawyers.

Doug is active in many civic and charitable activities. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Burn Foundation, and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Irvine Health Foundation, the Center for Civic Mediation, the Media & Policy Center, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy and Health Net of California, Inc. He is also a member of the Executive Board and an executive vice president of the Fraternity of Friends of the Los Angeles Music Center. He has previously served on the boards of the Opera League of Los Angeles, the International Myeloma Foundation, the Kent State University Foundation, and the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law. Doug is also a Gold Circle Founder and a member of the Fraternity of Friends of the Music Center of Los Angeles, and a member of the Corporate Circle of Center Theatre Group.

Relevant Experience

  • Served as lead tax counsel in 15 audits conducted by the IRS as part of its Coordinated and Team Examination programs for large tax-exempt organizations
  • Litigated several tax cases in the U.S. Tax Court and in the U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Handled several HMO conversions from nonprofit to for-profit status
  • Structured numerous hospital-physician joint ventures
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