Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, is pleased to announce that Terri Wagner Cammarano has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles Office.
Most recently Chief Legal Counsel for Memorial Health Services in Fountain Valley, Calif., Ms. Cammarano brings with her almost 30 years of experience in health law, over eight of which were spent leading the legal teams of complex nonprofit health systems.
“We are pleased to add Terri Cammarano to Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s growing national health care business practice,” said managing partner Robert Lundy. “As a health care attorney with extensive experience in all facets of legal issues facing hospitals and integrated delivery systems, Terri adds to the strength of our transactional practice as we serve health care providers during a tumultuous time for the industry.”
“My choice to join Hooper, Lundy & Bookman was a simple one,” said Ms. Cammarano. “I have worked with the firm’s attorneys for the past eight years as a client, and prior to that, many of the firm’s attorneys have been my opposing counsel, my co-counsel, or my partners when I was in private practice. I appreciate the firm's deep bench strength in all aspects of the laws and the challenges that affect health care providers, and I know that these lawyers are responsive, strategic, practical and effective. I am looking forward to working with a firm whose values and commitment to the health care industry are in such strong alignment with mine.”
Ms. Cammarano’s practice will focus on representing health systems, hospitals, and other health care providers in all types of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, affiliations, financings, advising and representing providers on tax matters and Attorney General investigations and proceedings, providing counsel on governance and executive compensation issues, and strategic planning in a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment.
"I'm delighted to welcome Terri Cammarano to the Business Department,” said Charles Oppenheim, HLB Business Department Chair. “I've known and worked with Terri for more than 20 years, and her tremendous experience and dedication to her clients make her a wonderful addition to our team."
In her most recent position as a member of the executive leadership team of Memorial Health Services, Ms. Cammarano played a key role in a number of significant transactions, including the development and implementation of the Vivity health system/health plan joint venture, divestiture of a multi-million-dollar laboratory service line, and negotiation of several strategic relationships. In addition, she managed class action and other lawsuits, and worked with the California Hospital Association to introduce legislation to address a recent wage and hour appellate decision injurious to the California health care industry. Prior to that, Ms. Cammarano was the General Counsel for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, where she played a key role in Hoag’s establishment of a joint ventured specialty hospital and its affiliation with St. Joseph Health System.
Ms. Cammarano brings a particularly deep expertise in the laws that affect nonprofit, tax-exempt healthcare providers. She has an LL.M. in tax law, has been an adjunct professor in Loyola Law School’s tax program, and presents nationally on nonprofit healthcare issues. She is also current vice-chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Hospital and Health Systems Fair Market Value Affinity Group.
Ms. Cammarano can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 551-8103.