Managing Partner: Mark E Reagan
Practice Area Chairs: Charles B Oppenheim (Business/Transactions); Lloyd A Bookman and Katrina A Pagonis (Regulatory/Administrative co-chairs); Scott J Kiepen and Devin M Senelick (Litigation co-chairs); Mark E Reagan (Post-Acute and Long-Term Care)
With clients in all 50 states, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. is the largest law firm in the country dedicated solely to the representation and government relations needs of health care providers and suppliers. Clients include hospitals and hospital systems, physician organizations, long-term care facilities, laboratories, pharmacies, home health agencies, health care trade associations, pharmaceutical and biotech organizations, and various ancillary service providers. The largest client group consists of acute care hospitals, including private non-profit, public and investor-owned facilities. The firm also represents numerous hospital systems, including virtually all of the largest multi-hospital systems in the country. HLB currently has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Founded in 1987, the firm’s dedication to legal excellence and client satisfaction has been a hallmark of the practice over the last 30+ years.
Main Areas of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Behavioral Health & Community-Based Care
False Claims Act
Fraud & Abuse Counseling & Defense
Government Relations & Public Policy
Health Care Technology
Health Information Privacy & Security
Hospitals & Health Systems
Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration
Managed Care Regulatory, Contracting, Litigation Representation
Medical Staff Operations & Disputes
Medicare, Medicaid, Other Governmental Reimbursement & Payment
Medicare, Medicaid Compliance
Post-Acute & Long-Term Care
Provider & Supplier Operations
Provider Reimbursement & Payment
Public Agency Law
Stark, Anti-Kickback Counseling & Defense
Tax Exempt Organizations & Financings
White Collar Criminal Defense
Lloyd Bookman and Katrina Pagonis lead the firm’s regulatory/administrative practice, which is nationally recognized for its depth and breadth of experience. The regulatory department focuses on third-party payment matters, primarily with respect to Medicare and Medicaid; licensing, certification, and accreditation issues; advising clients regarding the impacts of the Affordable Care Act; civil and criminal fraud and abuse matters; the regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and financings; HIPAA; peer review issues; quality of care issues and patient consent and medical staff matters. This practice within the firm is regularly involved in advising clients on the above matters and representing clients in administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts. The regulatory practice is nationally known for its successful representation of providers in actions involving Medicare and Medicaid, and has won cases collectively totaling several billion dollars on behalf of health care providers. The firm has represented clients in challenges all the way up to and including the US Supreme Court. The practice has also represented health care systems in some of the largest investigations in this country’s history.
Contact: Lloyd Bookman
Tel: 310 551 8185
Contact: Katrina Pagonis
Tel: 415 875 8515
Charles Oppenheim leads HLB’s transactional/ business practice, which focuses on transactions and advice involving health care entities, including affiliations, mergers and acquisitions; financing transactions; joint ventures; hospital-physician contracts and relationships, including physician payment reform-MACRA; managed care contracts and issues; construction projects; real estate transactions; and non-profit taxation issues. As an example of its immersion in the transactional aspects of health care, the firm has represented either the buyer or seller in more than 50% of the hospital mergers and acquisitions that have occurred in California in the past eight years. The firm’s transactional/business attorneys are also nationally recognized for their expertise regarding a variety of business, operational and regulatory compliance issues, including fraud and abuse, Stark and anti-kickback issues.
Contact: Charles Oppenheim
Tel: 310 551 8110
Scott Kiepen and Devin Senelick lead HLB’s litigation practice, which addresses the litigation needs of its health care clients. HLB’s litigators have extensive experience in contract disputes, torts, civil rights, employment disputes, breach of contract, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour disputes, medical staff disputes, real estate actions, trade secret actions, unfair competition suits, disputes with health plans, ERISA, fraud claims, whistleblower (qui tam) actions, administrative actions and hearings, and defense of criminal investigations and prosecutions. The firm has handled, and is currently handling, a number of class actions on behalf of health care providers. HLB’s litigation practice also includes representation of numerous non-profit agencies providing community based mental health treatment, as well as residential and foster care.
Contact: Scott Kiepen
Tel: 415 875 8510
Contact: Devin Senelick
Tel: 310 551 8145
Post-Acute & Long-Term Care:
Led by 25-year health law veteran Mark Reagan, HLB attorneys specializing in post-acute and long-term care are the pre-eminent experts on virtually every legal issue facing the post-acute and long-term care profession. Whether it is the intricacies of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the maze of regulatory changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act, or government investigations undertaken by CMS contractors, the OIG or the Department of Justice, HLB is at the forefront of these issues. Practice attorneys are experts in all forms of post-acute and long-term care reimbursement, licensing and certification issues, governmental investigations and prosecutions, regulatory and legislative advocacy and litigation. Clients include the largest trade associations representing the long-term care profession nationally and in the state of California. As a result of these representations, HLB attorneys are at the forefront of any change affecting post-acute and long-term care operators.
Contact: Mark Reagan
Tel: 415 875 8501