Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi
Sreenivasa joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2021 as Counsel, bringing over 20 years of legal experience. He is a member of the Business and Health Law practice groups.
Most recently, Sreenivasa served as a Commissioner (administrative judge) with Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission ruling on complex cases involving Medicaid compliance, licensure of health facilities, multimillion dollar tax cases involving Fortune 500 companies, campaign finance compliance, medical malpractice discipline/employment disqualification lists and cannabis licensure appeals. Sreenivasa has 1,480 decisions published in Westlaw under “Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission decisions.” During his rotations as Presiding & Managing Commissioner, Sreenivasa regularly testified before both houses of the Missouri’s General Assembly to advance the Commission’s budgets.
Prior to his tenure as a Commissioner, Sreenivasa served as the Missouri medical board’s (State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts) first in-house General Counsel. During his tenure as General Counsel, he regularly drafted state regulations, including the current regulations that allow Missourians to receive flu vaccines from their pharmacists or simply go to a pharmacy’s nurse clinic and receive prescriptions for controlled substances. In drafting these regulations, Sreenivasa gained unique insight on the input provided by various lobbying groups and the navigation required in enacting regulations with the approval of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Sreenivasa also worked closely with the board’s medical staff and investigators in conducting investigations of licensees and applicants. Also, during his tenure as General Counsel, Sreenivasa was a member of the faculty for the annual Board Attorneys’ Workshops conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards.
Sreenivasa began his legal career in the Missouri Attorney General’s office where he represented several state agencies. During his first year of licensure as an attorney, he was named lead counsel on Missouri’s first civil prosecution of an online pharmacy that dispensed legend drugs based on fraudulent prescriptions and received a favorable judgment for his client, the Missouri Board of Pharmacy.
In 2013, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley appointed Sreenivasa to serve on the inaugural Board of Directors of the newly created St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The Partnership was created in 2013 as the joint economic development agency for both St. Louis City and St. Louis County governments. Sreenivasa served on the Board until 2018, allowing him to understand the inner workings of City and County governments and the tools they have to attract and retain business in the metropolitan region.
Outside of the office, Sreenivasa enjoys spending family time at many of St. Louis’ fun-filled educational facilities like the Zoo, Science Center, Aquarium and the Magic House.