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Terri Wagner Cammarano

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Education

California State University, Fullerton, B.A. with high honors, Political Science, Minor in Economics, 1985

Loyola Law School, J.D. 1988; LL.M 2003

Bar Admissions

  • 1988, California
  • 2006, Hawaii
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Terri Wagner Cammarano is a Business Partner in Hooper, Lundy & Bookman's Los Angeles Office. 

With nearly 30 years of experience in health law, including eight years leading teams in complex nonprofit health systems, Ms. Cammarano brings to her practice a synthesis of health law expertise and an inside understanding of the challenges and needs of health care providers in today's swiftly changing health care environment.

Ms. Cammarano’s practice focuses on representing health systems, hospitals, and other health care providers in all types of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, joint operating agreements, affiliations, financings, and advising and representing providers on tax matters. She also handles Attorney General proceedings, approvals, reports and investigations, and provides counsel on governance and executive compensation issues, and strategic planning.

Ms. Cammarano has a particularly deep expertise in the laws that affect nonprofit, tax-exempt health care providers. She has an LL.M. in tax law, has been an adjunct professor in Loyola Law School’s tax program, and presents nationally on nonprofit health care issues.  She is also currently a vice-chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Hospital and Health Systems Fair Market Value Affinity Group.

Prior to joining Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Ms. Cammarano was chief legal counsel for Memorial Health Services. As a member of Memorial's  executive leadership team, Ms. Cammarano played a key role in a number of significant transactions, including:

  • the development and implementation of the Vivity health system/health plan joint venture
  • negotiation of several strategic relationships and divestitures
  • managing class action and other lawsuits
  • working  with the California Hospital Association to introduce legislation to address a recent wage and hour appellate decision injurious to the California health care industry

Prior to her position with Memorial,  Ms. Cammarano was the General Counsel for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, where she played a key role in Hoag’s establishment of a joint ventured specialty hospital and its affiliation with St. Joseph Health System.

Ms. Cammarano earned her B.A. in Political Science, minor in Economics with high honors from California State University, Fullerton. She earned her J.D.  and LL.M. degree  in Taxation from Loyola Law School.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California 
  • State Bar of Hawaii 
  • California Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • L. A. County Bar Association, Tax Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Vice-Chair, Fair Market Value Affinity Group (2017-2018), Member, Business & Governance Practice Group and Taxation Group).

Community/Civic Activities

  • Advisory Board member, the Roar Foundation (1990 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (1990 - 1995)

Honors & Awards

  • AV-Rated Preeminent annually by Martindale-Hubbell since 2004
  • Top Attorneys of Southern California (2015)
  • One of 50 "Women of Distinction," California State University, Fullerton (2008)
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award, President Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (2007)
  • L. A. County Bar Association, Tax Section, Lynne Whitte Award (2004)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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