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Alicia Macklin



Cornell University, BA 2006

University of Southern California Law School, JD 2009

University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 2016

Bar Admissions

  • 2009, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Alicia Macklin is a partner in the Los Angeles office and serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Health Equity Task Force. She regularly advises behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment providers on a broad range of legal and compliance issues, including Federal and California privacy and confidentiality requirements, Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement, county mental health plan contracting, and involuntary civil commitment under the LPS Act (Lanterman-Petris-Short Act). She also provides regulatory advice to hospitals, handling EMTALA investigations, compliance, training and counseling.  Ms. Macklin assists clients with a broad range of regulatory and reimbursement matters and litigation, including Medicare and Medi-Cal appeals and medical staff and scope of practice issues impacting allied health professionals including nurse practitioners. In addition to her work at the firm, she is also a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, where she co-teaches Legal Environment of Health Services Management.  

Ms. Macklin received a B.A. in psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University in 2006, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School, where she was Executive Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review. In 2016 she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Healthcare Law Section, Chair 
  • Health Care Compliance Association Regional Conference Orange County: Regulatory Update, June 14, 2019
  • HLB 2019 Medical Staff Update Seminar: Practical Pointers for Medical Staffs: Practitioner Releases, March 5, 2019 - Oakland Marriott City Center, CA; March 12, 2019 - Westin Los Angeles Airport, CA 
  • Hooper, Lundy & Bookman’s National Symposium on Health Law and Policy: Policies to Battle the Opioid Epidemic: Current and Future Efforts, Laguna Niguel, CA, February 11, 2019
  • Hospital Association of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: Identifying Challenges in Homeless Patient Discharge, November 5, 2018
  • EMTALA: Essentials and Trouble Spots Webinar, California Hospital Association, February 2018
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 13th Annual Healthcare Compliance Seminar: Stark Law Updates, October 12, 2017
  • Hooper, Lundy & Bookman's 2017 California Managed Care Update: The Potential Impact of Health Reform, Changing Provider Contracts and Regulation on Managed Care Providers, Berkeley: August 22, 2017; Los Angeles August 24, 2017



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