Several facets of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s national health law practice set us apart from our competitors.
As the largest law firm in the country dedicated solely to the representation of health care providers and suppliers, we offer our clients a variety of benefits that many other firms simply cannot.
By serving only health care providers and suppliers, we avoid the conflicts that many firms face in representing other facets of the health care industry.
Each of our attorneys specializes in health care law. In addition, many work across the disciplines of health care transactional, regulatory/reimbursement and litigation, providing us with a seamless approach to serving our clients.
We are often able to resolve a complex issue or answer an esoteric question swiftly with an internal call or email, as many of our attorneys have decades of experience serving the health care industry. The firm’s longevity is also evident in the amount of case law we have developed in our 30 years of operation.
As examples of the advantage of our longevity and specialization:
- HLB has represented health care providers in many of the most significant Stark and fraud and abuse cases in the country.
- We have more attorney years of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement experience than any other firm in the country.
- We have represented clients in more than 50 percent of California hospital acquisitions over the last 5 years.
- Our attorneys author and co-author numerous publications, including the CHA Hospital Compliance Manual, the CHA EMTALA Manual, the AHLA Monograph on the Stark Law, the Handbook of Academic Medicine, Medical Records Privacy Under HIPAA.
Thirty-seven of our 61 lawyers are partners. The firm has a higher percentage of partners than might be found in larger firms because we have found that the sophisticated nature of our clients and their needs require direct personal involvement of lawyers with substantial experience in all legal matters related to health care and with significant familiarity with the health care industry. We have found that the wealth of the firm’s experience coupled with its size has permitted us to serve our clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner, and has enabled us to avoid training junior attorneys at our clients’ expense.
We draw new attorneys from top law schools in the country, and also hire experienced attorneys who have been trained at other national law firms, or who have been health care practitioners, administrators or government regulators, thereby bringing an added dimension of understanding to the issues our clients face. As a certified provider of continuing legal education, the firm also provides in-house legal training on health care issues that are not available to the general bar.