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Amanda L. Hayes-Kibreab



University of Southern California, B.A., 1999

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2002

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Amanda L. Hayes-Kibreab’s practice is focused on complex business litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution on behalf of providers, and with a particular emphasis on managed care litigation. A partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, Ms. Hayes-Kibreab applies a practical and creative approach to her cases to achieve the best possible result for her clients. She is also a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group.

Ms. Hayes-Kibreab has a broad range of litigation experience, from managing large multi-party, multi-million dollar disputes, to litigating business contract and tort disputes on behalf of various healthcare entities, to defending actions brought by large healthcare payors against hospital providers, to heading up large international white collar crime investigations for global healthcare device manufacturers, to providing advice in a range of healthcare law and reform topics. She represents hospitals and hospital systems, provider groups, surgery centers, individual physicians and other healthcare entities.

Ms. Hayes-Kibreab is an expert in many topics of health care law including the Affordable Care Act, Covered California’s health care exchange, Sequestration, California’s Health and Safety Code, the Knox Keene Act, the False Claims Act, Employment Law, ERISA litigation, RICO actions, HIPAA, Healthcare Reform, and numerous other substantive areas touching our clients work. Ms. Hayes-Kibreab appears regularly in federal and state trial and appellate courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of commercial litigation actions including contract disputes, commercial torts, unfair business practices, fraud allegations, real estate disputes, intellectual property disputes, and real estate disputes. Ms. Hayes-Kibreab has extensive experience defending hospitals from class action lawsuits, including recent patient class action suits.  

Ms. Hayes-Kibreab also has experience in white-collar criminal defense and has conducted numerous large internal investigations to analyze potential violations of federal and state laws for corporations under investigation by the government or to evaluate possible voluntary disclosure. Ms. Hayes-Kibreab has prepared extensive investigation reports for disclosure to government prosecutors and other officials.

Ms. Hayes-Kibreab is a member of the healthcare law section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Ms. Hayes-Kibreab received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1999, graduating cum laude. She then received her J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 2002. Ms. Hayes-Kibreab was admitted to the California Bar in 2002.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented client hospital systems in challenging sequestration pass through cuts by Medicare Advantage plans.
  • Successfully represented hospital system in managed care contract dispute with national payor.
  • Successfully represented client hospitals in a number of disputes with payors relating to non-contracted (out-of-network) claims, resulting in collections of more than $10 million.
  • Successfully represented client physical therapy provider in a dispute and negotiations with a payor, resulting in a new provider agreement.
  • Successfully represented global healthcare device manufacture in conducting worldwide internal investigation into practices under investigation by the U.S. government. 
  • Successfully represented international product manufacturer in dispute with destination port and shipping company over mishandling of product shipment.
  • Successfully represented client medical group in contractual dispute with hospital.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, Health Care Section
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Honors & Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer 2018.
  • 2013, 2015 and 2016 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine.
  • Featured in a special section of the October 2013 issue of the Los Angeles Magazine for The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Developments in Managed Medicare, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. and the Southern California Chapter of HFMA Present 2015 Provider Managed Care Update, April 28 and 30, 2015.
  • Mind the Expansion Gap…Managed Care in a New Healthcare Marketplace – Updates for Providers, HFMA SoCal Chapter Webinar, June 2014.
  • The Impact of Medicare Sequestration on Providers, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC Presents The Changing Face of Managed Care: Issues and Strategies for California Health Care Providers (Los Angeles and Berkley, California on October 22 and 23, 2013 with Alex Brill)
  • Covered California: What Providers Need to Know (October 7, 2013 at Pomona Valley Hospital)
  • Cal Mediconnect: California Dual Eligibles Demonstration Project (HFMA Northern California Fall Conference, September 17, 2013 with Felicia Sze)
  • Covered California: What Providers Need to Know (Webinar, September 12, 2013, with Katrina Pagonis and Martin Corry)
  • The IPPS 2014 Final Rule And Other Medicare Advantage Issues, regarding DSH Realignment and the Sequester (HFMA Southern California Fall Conference, August 15, 2013)


Out-of Network Provider Reimbursement: What You Might Not Know about The Children’s v. Blue Cross Case, Business Law News, April 2015.

Federal Law Does Not Require Medicare Advantage Plans to Pass Through Sequestration Cuts to Providers, Health Law Perspectives, August 2013, with John Hellow

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