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Daron L. Tooch



University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1985, magna cum laude

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1988

Bar Admissions

  • 1988, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

As a practicing health care litigation specialist for more than 20 years, Daron L. Tooch has recovered millions of dollars for health care providers. He is a member of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s Board of Directors and is former chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He is also a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group.

Mr. Tooch has decades of trial experience, representing clients in cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in federal, state and administrative courts, as well as in arbitrations. He represents health care providers in the following areas:

  •  Complex commercial litigation
  •  Class actions 
  •  Criminalization of health care
  •  Health Information Technology litigation
  •  Managed care litigation 
  •  Medical Board and Pharmacy Board Hearings 
  •  Real estate actions
  •  White collar criminal defense
  •  Whistleblower actions
  •  Wrongful termination and sexual harassment

Mr. Tooch has successfully represented scores of health care providers in civil actions and arbitrations against health plans. He is also an expert in ERISA litigation, representing all types of providers, including hospitals, medical groups, physicians, pharmacies, laboratories, surgery centers, and home health companies in arbitrations and federal and state courts. He represents health care providers in class actions, and has recovered millions of dollars against health plans in actions involving retroactive rescissions of patients’ policies, and underpayments to out-of-network providers.

Mr. Tooch regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in general commercial litigation in federal and state courts. His experience includes contract disputes, commercial torts, unfair business transactions, whistleblower actions, wrongful terminations, sexual harassment actions, real estate disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

With more than 20 years of experience in white-collar criminal defense, Mr. Tooch represents defendants, witnesses and victims in both federal and state white-collar criminal cases. He has conducted numerous internal investigations to determine potential violations of federal and state criminal laws for corporations and individuals either under investigation by the government or to evaluate possible voluntary disclosure.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • 2014-2016   Best Lawyer - Health Care
  • 2004-2005   Southern California Super Lawyer

Presentations & Speaking Engagements


Health Law Perspectives


“Conducting Internal Investigations of Suspected Criminal Conduct,” Inside Health Law  (Aspen Publishers, Inc., August 1997)

“Rough Remedial Justice: Implications of Halper and Austin in Civil Forfeiture Actions” (National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Money Laundering, December 1993)

“The Joint Defense Privilege and White Collar Criminal Representation” (ABA National Institute on White Collar Crimes, 1991)

“The Defense of Environmental Cases” (ABA National Institute on White Collar Crimes, 1991)

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