LOS ANGELES, January 3, 2022 — Hooper, Lundy & Bookman announced today that six attorneys have been offered equity partnership and/or promoted to partner and senior counsel, effective January 1, 2022. The promotions reflect the firm's commitment to retaining and promoting the best talent in the health care industry.
"We are proud to celebrate these partners and senior counsel who embody the best of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman's strengths and demonstrate the excellence and breadth of our litigation, business, and regulatory health care practice across our offices," said Managing Shareholder Mark Reagan. "These lawyers provide legal services of the highest quality and their elevation reflects our continuing commitment to growing our next generation of leaders.”
The following individuals were offered equity partnership:
Amy Joseph (Boston Office) – Amy is co-chair of the firm's Business Department and Academic Medical Center/Teaching Hospital Working Group. She advises health systems, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and a wide variety of other health care providers on business and regulatory matters. A significant portion of Amy's practice is focused on fraud and abuse compliance. She also serves as lead deal counsel or regulatory counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic affiliations. In addition, Amy frequently counsels both providers and health information technology companies in the digital health space, including compliance and reimbursement issues. Amy is co-author of AHLA's The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis and Practical Guide, Seventh Edition, and co-author of the telemedicine chapter of ABA's Physician Law: Evolving Trends & Hot Topics, and regularly presents on these topics.
Stanton Stock (San Diego Office) – Stan is a member of the Litigation Department and the firm's Fraud & Abuse and E-Discovery practice groups. His practice focuses on the representation of nursing facilities, hospices, home health agencies, pharmacies, hospitals, and multi-campus providers in a wide variety of matters, including all aspects of state and federal False Claims Act investigations, Medicare/Medicaid audits and appeals, citation and deficiency appeals, class actions, arbitrations, and mediations. Clients appealing adverse findings by governmental bodies rely on Stan to guide them in the administrative litigation process. He is well-versed in cost reimbursement principles and handles complex civil proceedings, class actions, arbitrations, mediations, administrative law proceedings, and privacy and security breaches.
The following individuals were promoted to partner:
Ryan Cuthbertson (Boston Office) – Ryan is a member of the Business Department. He handles healthcare transactions, focusing on complex joint ventures, acquisitions, real estate transactions, and leasing arrangements. Ryan can shepherd provider clients of any size, such as pharmacies, laboratories, substance abuse treatment facilities, durable medical equipment suppliers, hospital systems, dialysis providers, long-term care facilities, and medical practices, through a transaction from start to finish, including regulatory diligence, contract drafting, and negotiation, closing, and pre-and post-closing licensing and regulatory (CHOW) issues. He also regularly advises startup telehealth companies on structuring and expanding their business models nationally from a corporate and regulatory perspective (including establishing "Friendly P.C." arrangements). Additionally, Ryan helps many types of healthcare providers draft and negotiate contracts with other providers, employees, contractors, vendors, and payors, focusing on regulatory compliance.
Paul Garcia (Los Angeles Office) – Paul is a member of the Regulatory Department and a former attorney with the California Department of Health Care Services, where he served as a member of the Health Care Financing and Rates Team. In this capacity, he provided legal counsel to develop and support Medi-Cal managed care financing policy, including the department's compliance with the 2016 Medicaid managed care rule related to capitated rates and critical funding programs such as the Prop 56 Tobacco Tax and other directed-provider payments. Paul also previously served as an Executive Fellow, through the Capital Fellows Programs, for Covered California, where he worked with the executive staff to implement state and federal health care reforms.
Jeremy Sherer (Boston Office) – Jeremy is co-chair of the Firm's Digital Health Practice and a member of the Business Department. He specializes in digital health matters and counsels health care providers and suppliers, including hospital systems, provider organizations, telehealth platforms, and digital health companies from pre-seed startups to publicly traded companies on issues involving regulatory compliance, transactions, and innovative business arrangements, as well as establishing and scaling 50-state healthcare delivery models using the “Friendly PC” structure. Jeremy frequently speaks on digital health matters across the country and is a member of the Legal Resource Team at the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law ("CTeL").
The following individual was promoted to senior counsel:
Sansan Lin (Los Angeles Office) – Sansan is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Medical Staff, Managed Care, and Fraud and Abuse Practice Groups. Her broad practice includes disputes involving managed care, contracting, sequestration, reimbursement from private and public entities, unfair business practices, unfair competition, discrimination, retaliation, Medi-Cal managed care, and skilled nursing facility citations. Sansan represents provider groups, including health systems and hospitals, in a variety of matters, including class actions, arbitrations, mediations, and complex civil proceedings.
About Hooper, Lundy & Bookman: Founded in 1987, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC is the largest law firm in the country dedicated solely to the representation of health care providers and suppliers. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Denver, and clients in all 50 states, we meet the business, litigation, regulatory, and government relations needs of a broad array of health care providers―ranging from the largest national health care organizations to community hospitals and individual physician practices. We are pleased to be ranked by Chambers USA among the top-ranked firms in healthcare nationally and in California and Massachusetts. For more information, please visit our website at www.health-law.com.