NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced today the appointment of Cheryl White Mason as Vice President - Litigation, effective April 1.
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In her new position, Mason will be responsible for overseeing the litigation section of the company's legal department.
Prior to joining HCA, Mason served as Chief of the Civil Liability Management Branch for the City of Los Angeles.
In that role, she
managed more than 80 lawyers and was responsible for a caseload of about 3,000 cases and claims.
From 1987 through 2002, Mason was a litigation partner for O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
She was the first woman in the firm's history to be elected to serve on the firm's Management Committee.
While at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
represented clients such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the U.S. Department of Energy and Southern California Edison
She received her law degree from the University of Chicago.
Mason's undergraduate degree is from Purdue University where she graduated summa cum laude.