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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 recognized expert on legal issues in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA).  In particular, Ms. Macklin focuses on issues raised in the context of behavioral health care and substance use disorder treatment, such as privacy and confidentiality concerns and unique compliance concerns.  She also advises on EMTALA-related issues, including policies, trainings, and investigations.  Ms. Macklin also assists health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, and health services companies with a broad range of compliance, licensing and certification, and reimbursement issues.  In addition to her work at the firm, Ms. Macklin is also a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health, where she 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, Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals and Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Healthcare Law Section, Secretary
  • 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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