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David A. Hatch



University of Michigan, B.A., 1998, with class honors

The University of Texas School of Law J.D., 2002, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

David A. Hatch is a partner in the Business Department of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman.  Mr. Hatch’s practice involves a broad range of the business, transactional and regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry, including practice integration, asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare joint ventures, healthcare fraud and abuse compliance and tax-exempt compliance.  He is also a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. Mr. Hatch’s clients include physicians and physician groups, for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgery centers, durable medical equipment companies, mental health providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device and prosthetic distributors and other health care providers.

Among his regulatory experience, Mr. Hatch has counseled clients on compliance with the federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws, pharmacy laws, regulation of ambulatory surgery centers and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.  Mr. Hatch has also counseled numerous tax-exempt entities with respect to complying with IRS and California statutes and regulations and in seeking tax-exempt status.  Mr. Hatch has advised business entities at all stages of development, including start-up, formation, offering, operational phases and through change of control and dissolution events.

Mr. Hatch joined the firm in October 2006.  Prior to that time, Mr. Hatch was a corporate attorney with the Los Angeles office of Jones Day. 

Mr. Hatch received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1998, where he was recognized with class honors.  He received his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2002.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Health and Business Sections)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Health Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers (2019- 2020) 
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2019-2020)
  • Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star (2009-2012)
  • Featured in the July issues of Los Angeles Magazine for 2009 - 2012.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • The Dual Eligible Initiative – Double the Benefit or Double the Trouble? Presented by The Los Angeles County Bar Association Healthcare Section (April 2013) (Program Committee).
  • Managed Care in California: Current Battles and Future Solutions. Presented by The Los Angeles County Bar Association Healthcare Section (December 2011) (Program Chair).
  • The Future is Now – Preparing for the New World of Medicaid. Managed Care Contracting with Private Health Plans and Development of Community Care Network Center for Disability and Aging Policy Administration for Community Living Webinar Series (March 2011) (Program Author/Editor).
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Organizing and Affiliating Entities Involved In ACOs, CAPG Healthcare Conference 2010, Palm Desert, California (co-presented with Karl A. Schmitz)  (May 2010).
  • Tax-Exempt Entities: Charitable Trust & Duties to the Public, presented at Loyola Law School as Guest Lecturer in the Health Care Organizations Class (March 2009).
  • Managed Care Update, presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Healthcare Section (December 2008) (Program Committee).
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Health Care Contracting, presented at the Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Inc. Health Program (October 2008).


Other Publications


Selecting and Forming Business Entities, Chapter 10 Professional Corporations, Second Edition, CEB (2014) (Co-Author).

IRS Clarifies Prior Section 501(r) Guidance for Tax-Exempt Hospitals and Issues Procedures for Correcting and Disclosing Certain Failures, American Health Lawyers Association Practice Group Executive Summary (February 19, 2014) (Co-Author).

New California LLC Law Effective as of January 1, 2014, Health Law Perspectives, Vol. 16, No. 2 (February 2014) (Co-Author).

Hospital Compliance Manual, California Hospital Association, Chapter 8, Issues for Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Fifth Edition (February 2014) (Co-Author).

Bundled Hospital and Physician Services:  Medicare's Acute Care Episode Demonstration Project, 2 Healthcare Quality Report 1 (February 2010).

IRS Publishes Two Notices Pertaining to Tax-Exempt Hospitals, HLB Health Law eAlert (January 2014) (Co-Author).

IRS Proposed Regulations Relating to Financial Assistance Policies and Collection Activities of Tax-Exempt Hospitals, ABA Health Law eSource, Vol. 9, No. 1 (September 2012) (Co-Author).

Accountable Care Organization Final Regulations Analysis and Implications, HLB White Paper (November 2011) (Co-Author).

Future Models, The Formation of Affordable Care Organizations May Revolutionize the Concept of Managed Care, Los Angeles Lawyer (October 2010) (Co-Author).

Physicians Providing In-Office Ancillary Service, Must Meet New Disclosure Obligations That Are Likely to be Effective January 1, 2011, HLB Health Law eAlert (August 2010) (Co-Author).

Welcoming Accountable Care Organizations to the Healthcare Landscape: What Healthcare Lawyers Need to Know, California Health Law News (Summer 2010) (Co-Author).

Tax Issues Relevant to Exempt Health Care Entities, Chapter 3, Treatise on Health Care Law, Matthew Bender (Co-Author with Todd E. Swanson) (2008).

OIG Issues Report on Provider Relationships and MR Services, 10 Health Law Perspectives 11 (December 2008).

IRS Continues Progress on Revised Form 990 Rules, 10 Health Law Perspectives 5 (May 2008).

Selecting the Optimal Form of Business Entity for a Healthcare Related Business, 9 Health Law Perspectives 8 (August 2007).

When Is a Lease Not a Lease? Seventh Circuit Adopts ‘Substance Over Form' Test for True Lease Determination, Business Restructuring Review (January/February 2006).

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