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Katrina A. Pagonis



University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2001

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H., 2005

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2005

Yale Law School, L.L.M., 2006

Bar Admissions

  • 2009, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Katrina Pagonis is a Partner in the firm's regulatory department. Her practice focuses on the representation of health care providers in matters relating to health care reform, as well as regulatory compliance more generally.  She regularly advises clients related to the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges (also known as Marketplaces), including Covered California and the Federally-Facilitated Exchanges that will be established in 26 states.  In this capacity, she provides strategic advice on managed care contracting and counsel on providers’ options to assist in outreach and enrollment activities as Navigators, In-Person Assisters, and/or Certified Application Counselors.  Ms. Pagonis’ regulatory work covers issues in fraud and abuse, non-profit law, clinical trial agreements, privacy and licensure.  In addition, Ms. Pagonis has appellate litigation experience, and is a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group. .

Ms. Pagonis is a former health law professor and left a faculty position in Health Law at Hamline University School of Law to join Hooper, Lundy & Bookman in 2012. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science and Molecular and Cellular Biology (emphasis in biochemistry and molecular biology) from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. She received her J.D. degree with honors from Georgetown University Law Center while simultaneously earning her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ms. Pagonis went on to earn an L.L.M. degree from the Yale Law School, where she was a senior staff member of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics. After law school, Ms. Pagonis was a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. She also served as a fellow for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She continues to teach health law on occasion, most recently as an adjunct professor for Health Law 2 at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, 2007-2008
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Chair of the Healthcare Reform Task Force
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Community/Civic Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Hamline University School of Law,  Health Care Law and International Law, 2009-2012 (classes taught include Health Law: Quality of Care and Liability, Health Law Organization and Finance, Public Health Law, Advanced Health Law Seminar, and International Law)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • The ACA and the Transformation of the California Health Care Marketplace: Covered California, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (Squaw Valley, April 2014)
  • Affordable Care Act Webinar: How it Affects Lawyers and Small Businesses, The National Bar Association (April 2014)
  • False Claims Act and 60-Day Reporting and Repayment Rule, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Guest Lecturer for Health Law II (March 2014)
  • Managed Care Contracting, California Dental Association, Dental Benefits Workshop (Sacramento, March 2014)
  • Managed Care Webinar, California Association for Health Services at Home (March 2014)
  • Access to Coverage and Care, the Exchanges, and Competition, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Guest Lecturer for Health Law II (February 2014)
  • Covered California and Providers, LACBA Health Care Law Section (Los Angeles, December 2013)
  • Health Insurance Exchange Challenges and Solutions, Part V: Beyond January—Exchange‑Related Issues on the Horizon, American Health Lawyers Association Webinar (with Joel Hamme, Tim Jost, and Caitlyn Sweaney, October 2013)
  • Covered California: Issues on the Horizon for Providers, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Managed Care Seminars (Los Angeles & Berkeley, October 2013)
  • Covered California: Legal and Business Concerns for Providers, Santa Clara University Law, Health Law I, Guest Lecture (October 2013)
  • Insurance Exchanges and Inherent Changes Being Implemented Throughout the Health Insurance Marketplace, Dale Baker Conference on Health Reform (with Cliff King, Las Vegas, September 2013)
  • Covered California: Enrollment & Marketing Opportunities for Providers, Plans and Agents, California Society for Health Care Attorneys Teleconference Presentation (September 2013)
  • Health Exchanges: Proactive Legal Strategies for Providers, HLB-Strafford Webinar (with Martin Corry and Jack Ebeler, September 2013)
  • Covered California: What Providers Need to Know Today About California’s Health Insurance Exchange, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Webinar (with Martin Corry and Amanda Hayes-Kibreab, September 2013)
  • Health Insurance Exchange Challenges and Solutions, Part II: Enrollment Assistance and Privacy and Security, American Health Lawyers Association Webinar (with L. Cook and D. Madala, August 2013)
  • Enrollment Assistance in AAPI Communities: The Provider’s Role, Asian Health Care Leaders Association National Conference (July 2013)
  • The Exchanges: Managed Care Contracting under the ACA, The Summit by ReviveHealth (New Orleans, May 15, 2013, with Glenn Solomon)
  • Covered California: Health Benefits Exchange, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, Guest Lecturer for Legal Issues in Health Care (April 22, 2013)
  • Managed Care Special Topics: Preparing for the Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California (April 18, 2013, with Felicia Sze)
  • Covered California: Health Benefits Exchange, LACBA/LACMA, The New Health Care Landscape (Los Angeles, March 7, 2013)
  • Wellness Programs: Current Landscape & Coming Changes, HFMA (San Diego, February 28, 2013, with Johan Otter)
  • Insurance Exchanges and Inherent Changes Being Implemented Throughout the Health Insurance Marketplace (Or “Is it 2014 Yet?”), The Conference on Health Reform (Las Vegas, September 21, 2012, with Cliff King)
  • Federalism and the Individual Health Insurance Mandate, Hamline Law Alumni CLE (February 2012, with Morgan Holcomb)
  • Hot Topics in Health Law: Palliative Care Issues, Ramsey County Bar Association CLE (St. Paul, MN, November 2009)


Health Law Perspectives


Fraud & Abuse and the Exchanges: HHS Concludes that the Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans are not Subject to the Anti-Kickback Statute, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Health Law E-Alert (November 2013)

Covered California’s Enrollment Assistance Program, Health Law Perspectives 15:6 (with Kaitlyn Halesworth, September 2013)

Medi-Cal, The Exchanges, and Bridge Plans, Health Law Perspectives 15:2 (with Felicia Sze April 2013)

Smallpox Vaccination from Jenner to Jacobson: The Police Power, Individual Liberty, & Government Responsibility (for 2013 submission)

Gostin, Jacobson v. Massachusetts: The Police Power and Civil Liberties in Tension, in Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context (Richard Saver et al. eds., 2009, with Lawrence O.)

Contextualizing Personalized Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine in the Genomic Era, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Personalized Medicine Forum (Washington, DC, June 2008, Paper Presentation with Patricia A. King)

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