Bob Waterman is senior vice president and general counsel of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. He oversees HCA Healthcare's legal department, which currently has 140 lawyers.
Waterman joined HCA Healthcare as general counsel in November 1997. He was previously a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins. At Latham, he was nationwide chair of the firm’s healthcare group.
Waterman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Long Beach, summa cum laude. He then earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). At Boalt, he was Note and Comment Editor and a member of the Board of Editors of the California Law Review.