Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc., has once again been named one of the top four health care law firms in California and one of the leading health care law firms in the country, according to the latest edition of Chambers USA. The directory is published by the prestigious Chambers & Partners, which produces law firm directories of top-rated law firms throughout the United States and Europe, ranking law firms primarily based on outside interviews with General Counsel, high-profile entrepreneurs and other significant purchasers of legal services. In addition to the firm ranking, six HLB attorneys were recognized as top performers in California, two California attorneys - Lloyd Bookman and Patric Hooper - were recognized as top performers in the country and one attorney was recognized as a top performer in Washington, D.C.
Following is the text of the firm’s profile, reprinted with permission of Chambers & Partners, USA. We thank all of our clients and friends who contributed to the Chambers review.
THE FIRM: This California-based healthcare boutique is renowned for its excellent Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement work. The firm provides a comprehensive array of services ranging from compliance and regulatory advice to transactional support for healthcare providers. Clients include hospitals and health centers, government entities, long-term care providers and trade associations.
Sources Say: “This top-end practice is especially good in reimbursement work.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Lloyd Bookman is hailed as “one of the top national experts on medical reimbursement.” Patric Hooper stands out for his regulatory work, and is praised for his experience and “invaluable perspective on regulations.” Robert Lundy is “focused, responsive and creative” in his handling of business transactions, including joint ventures and the structuring of physician organizations. Bradley Tully”really knows the regulatory landscape.” He specializes in Medicare/Medicaid, fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and physician self-referral issues. John Hellow is highly praised for his excellent defense of providers in Medicare disputes and government reimbursement matters. Charles Oppenheim is well regarded for his work on anti-kickback and Stark Law issues for a variety of healthcare provider clients. Editor’s Note: Robert Roth, who joined the firm as managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in May, is noted by Chambers as a top health law attorney in Washington, D.C.