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Glenn E. Solomon

Partner

Education

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1988, high honors

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • 1991, California
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Glenn E. Solomon concentrates his national practice on complex business and corporate litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, with particular focus on the health care industry on behalf of providers, and special expertise in managed care issues. Not only has he resolved major disputes with payors, but also negotiated major contracts with them. Mr. Solomon recognizes that some situations require a litigated or arbitrated outcome, while others are best resolved through new contractual arrangements, depending on the circumstances. He does not apply a cookie cutter approach, and recognizes that different clients have different needs.

Mr. Solomon is a partner, Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, and founder of the firm’s Managed Care Working Group.  He is also a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. He has a proven ability to seek creative solutions, to think outside-the-box, to find unique approaches to successfully navigate through difficult matters, and to employ the methods most likely to meet his clients’ goals.

Mr. Solomon has litigated, arbitrated and resolved a wide range of cases for health care organizations. His broad experience includes disputes involving managed care, contracting, management services, real estate, fraud and abuse, business relations, reimbursement, trade secrets, misappropriation, employment, and discrimination. He has also been a court-designated expert witness.

Mr. Solomon has successfully represented many prominent hospitals and health systems, medical groups, independent physician associations, management services organizations, and other health care providers and entities in dealings with health plans, insurance companies, employees, qui tam relators, ERISA plans, self-funded plans, and the government.

Through his efforts, Mr. Solomon’s clients on the plaintiffs’ side have recovered combined awards and settlements totaling well over several hundred million dollars; and have successfully avoided alleged financial exposures of like amounts on the defendants’ side.

Mr. Solomon received his B.A. in Political Economics of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988, graduating with high honors.  In 1991, he received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduated cum laude, and was admitted to the California Bar in the same year.  He also is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit, as well as pro hac vice admissions for cases in other states.

Representative Matters

  • Downey Surgical Center, Inc. v. Ingenix, Inc., Case No. 2:09-cv-05457-PSG-JC (C.D.Cal.) (class action, settled 2016) (represented class of ambulatory surgery centers against United Healthcare, Ingenix (now Optum) and dozens of self-funded plans regarding out-of-network payments; class settlement reached for $9.5 million for the benefit of California ASCs affected by defendants’ low payment practices)
  • Children's Hospital Central California v. Blue Cross of California, 226 Cal.App.4th 1260 (2014) (represented hospital against health plan in dispute in which appeals court held that California's quantum meruit standard for services permits the parties to present evidence to the jury to consider a variety of material, which can include the hospital's charges, contracted rates and government rates, among other things, but does not include the costs to render the services at issue)
  • Children’s Hospital Central California v. Blue Cross of California, Case No. MCV 048512 (Madera County Sup. Ct.) (2012) (jury verdict determining plan was liable for post-stabilization services rendered by hospital when plan failed to transfer Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries to alternative providers; jury rejected health plan's argument that hospital had not received authorization or been deemed authored to provide the services)
  •  American Medical Association v. United Healthcare Corp., No. 00 Civ. 2800 (S.D.N.Y. August 16, 2010) (represented the California Hospital Association, along with a national provider of dialysis services, and a putative class of all ambulatory surgery centers in the country, in obtaining court order that class action settlement agreement regarding United’s reimbursement practices to non-contracted physicians does not bar facilities from pursuing underpayment claims for facility services)
  • C/HCA, Inc. v. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, No. 2L09-CV-1100 TC (D. Utah, Central Division, January 4, 2010) (represented hospitals in obtaining preliminary injunction against health plan from marketing the hospitals as being in-network providers for new tiered network product that was not contemplated by the parties’ contract)
  • Coast Plaza Doctors Hosp. v. Blue Cross of California, 173 Cal.App.4th 1179 (2009) (represented hospital in appeals court decision that providers are not preempted from pursuing direct state law claims against non-self-funded ERISA health plans, and can sue such plans in their own right, rather than as assignees of the patient’s ERISA benefits)
  • People v. CHCM, Inc., No. BC411400 (Los Angeles Sup. Ct. 2009) (represented hospital in complex negotiations with the city of Los Angeles for a pre-filing settlement and stipulated judgment to resolve allegations of improper psychiatric patient discharges)
  • Coast Plaza Med. Center v. Blue Cross (Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Division) (class action, settled 2008) (represented California Hospital Association, California Medical Association, and a class of California hospitals against health plan regarding post-claims underwriting; court-approved settlement pool of $11.8 million for the benefit of all California hospitals that were affected by Blue Cross’s rescissions of patient policies)
  • Hailey v. California Physicians' Services (dba Blue Shield of California), 158 Cal.App 4th 542 (2007) (represented California Medical Association in amicus briefing and at court of appeal oral argument in dispute by patient against health plan for denying payment based on post-claims underwriting)
  • Mount Diablo Medical Center v. Health Net of California, 191Cal.App.4th 711 (2002) (represented hospital in successful defeat of health plan's motion to compel arbitration where dispute also involved the health plan's entity who was not subject to arbitration)

In addition to these and other matters that were successfully resolved in court, Mr. Solomon often resolves matters for his clients outside the court system, through settlement negotiations, mediations or arbitrations.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Health Law and Litigation Sections
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Health Care and Litigation Sections

Community/Civic Activities

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Board of Governors, Executive Committee
  • The Maple Counseling Center, Board of Directors, Finance-Budget Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2013 - 2017)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers (2014 - present)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Finding Golden Nuggets in ERISA and ACA,” Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Society for Managed Care, Annual Meeting (June, 2012).
  • Presenter, “When ERISA May Be Your Friend”, Annual Managed Care Leader Summit (February, 2011).
  • Presenter, “The Latest Legal Weapons at Your Disposal – and the Payors’ Arsenal,” Annual Managed Care Leadership Summit (February, 2010).
  • Lead Presenter, “Payor-Provider Claims Disputes:  Current Trends,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, 12th Annual Region 11 Symposium (Las Vegas, NV, January 2010).
  • Lead Presenter, “Homeless Patient Discharge:  Maximizing Patient Care and Minimizing Liability,” Hospital Association of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA, July 2009).
  • Lead Presenter, “Current Issues in Payor-Provider Relations,” Health Financial Management Association, Northern California Chapter (Sacramento, CA, May 2009).
  • Co-Host, Organizer and Presenter, ERISA Claims: Don’t Give Up! What you need to know to maximize your organization’s reimbursement potential, HLB Webinar (2009).

Publications

This is a representative sample of publications. Mr. Solomon also frequently speaks at programs sponsored by health care organizations, and has been invited by several clients to provide specialized in-house presentations and training.

Author, Managed Care Litigation, Chapter 5: Providers Versus Payors: Common Legal Disputes in Managed Care, ABA (2005), and Supplement (2009 – 2011).

Co-Author, Alabama Law Review, Symposium, Health Care Fraud: Past, Present and Future, Application of the Federal False Claims Act to Regulatory Compliance Issues in the Health Care Field, Volume 51 (Fall 1999).

For media inquiries, please contact Barrett McBride at bmcbride@health-law.com or 916.456.5855.