McGeorge School of Law

Profile: Michael Daponde

Michael J. Daponde
Michael Daponde

Class of 1999

Partner/President, Daponde Szabo Rowe PC

Michael is a health care attorney who focuses on managed care litigation and government programs. He represents some of the largest health plans in California in matters involving Medi-Cal litigation, regulatory enforcement actions, and provider disputes. Michael advises clients on matters involving the actuarial Medicaid rate-setting process. He is also well versed in administrative law and procedure, having handled cases before several state agencies including the California Department of Health Care Services, the California Department of Managed Health Care, and the California Department of Insurance. Michael graduated from McGeorge with Great Distinction and, while a student, helped found the California Initiative Review.