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Mark E. Reagan

Managing Shareholder
  • Boston
    470 Atlantic Avenue
    Suite 1201
    Boston, MA 02210
    T: 617.532.2715
    San Francisco
    101 Montgomery Street
    11th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    T: 415.875.8501


Stanford University, B.A., 1983

Loyola Law School, J.D., 1989

Bar Admissions

  • 1989, California
  • 2017, Massachusetts
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Mark E. Reagan is the Managing Shareholder of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C., the largest full service law practice in the country dedicated solely to the representation of health care providers. 

Mr. Reagan heads the firm's post-acute and long-term care practice and is cited by Chambers USA as a "big-time influencer" in this area of healthcare law and an experienced litigator. A long-time client said, “Mark Reagan has a phenomenal understanding of long-term care and healthcare operations.” Sources praise his "incredible work product" and describe him as "extremely responsive." One client stated, "he is one of the brightest attorneys I've ever met" who “cuts through issues very efficiently and is held in very high regard in California and nationally." A large regional SNF company called Mark “the Godfather of our profession.”

Throughout his legal career, he has represented long-term care facilities, hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, hospices, medical product suppliers, trade associations, and other health-related entities in California and in numerous other states. His practice is devoted to counseling, litigation and trial and appellate work, before administrative agencies and all courts, with an emphasis on health care issues, including long-term care, managed care, health care fraud and elder abuse, licensing and certification, Medicare and Medicaid, false claims, anti trust, unfair competition, risk management and corporate compliance. He frequently testifies before the California State Legislature on these and other health related matters and assists clients with legislation and regulatory enactments.

Mr. Reagan serves as General Counsel to the California Association of Health Facilities,  and the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, each the largest trade association primarily serving the long-term care profession in their respective states. He serves on the Legal Committee for the American Health Care Association, and was the chair of that group from 2006 through 2009. Mr. Reagan is a board member of the American Board of Medical Quality.

Mr. Reagan has handled numerous Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement/audit matters on behalf of health care providers and has assisted his clients in obtaining recoveries in excess of $300 million. He has been representing the long-term care industry in California in Medicaid rate litigation since 1990. He has handled numerous such Medicaid matters on behalf of the California Association of Health Facilities and has represented a consortium of skilled nursing facilities in Washington challenging Medicaid rate cuts. To date, he has handled 10 separate cases challenging the Medicaid rates and timeliness of payment made to these facilities. Seven of the 10 have resulted in successful injunctions and/or judgments.

He has also handled several false claims cases to successful conclusions, including U.S. ex rel. Swan v. Covenant Care, Inc., 279 F.Supp.2d 1212, 1217 (E.D. Cal. 2002), in which the Court held that regulatory violations and other “quality of care” concerns cannot give rise to false claims liability as to skilled nursing facilities participating in the Medicare program. Mr. Reagan has had a number of published decisions throughout his career within the California appellate courts and Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Mr. Reagan is also a nationally recognized speaker, instructor and author on health related topics.

He received his B.A. degree in Economics and Communication from Stanford University in 1983. In 1989, he received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University and was admitted to the California Bar that same year.

Representative Matters

Jarman v. HCR ManorCare, Inc., 10 Cal 5th 375 (2020)

RSCR Inland, Inc. v. State Department of Public Health, 42 Cal App 5th 122 (2019)

CANHR v. Smith, 38 Cal App 5th 838 (2019)

Anderson v. Ghaly, 930 F. 3d 1066 (9th Circuit 2019)

Lemaire v. Covenant Care California, LLC, 234 Cal. App. 4th 860 (2015)

Plott Nursing Home v. Burwell, 779 F.3d 975 (9th Cir., 2015)

Valley View Health Care, Inc. v. Chapman, 992 F.Supp.2d 1016, E.D. Cal. (2014)

Nevarrez v. San Marino Skilled Nursing and Wellness Centre, 221 Cal. App. 4th 102 (2013)

Ruiz v. Podolsky, 50 Cal. 4th 838 (2010)

Alvarado v. Selma Convalescent Hosp., 153 Cal.App.4th 1292 (2007)

Hogan v. Country Villa Health Services, 148 Cal.App. 4th 259 (2007)

People v. Davis, 126 Cal.App.4th 1416 (2005)

Chamber of Commerce of U.S. v. Lockyer, 422 F.3d 973 (9th Cir. 2005)

Chamber of Commerce of U.S. v. Lockyer, 364 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2004)

Covenant Care, Inc. v. Superior Court, 32 Cal.4th 771 (2004)

Chamber of Commerce of U.S. v. Lockyer, 225 F. Supp.2d 1199 (C.D. Cal 2002)

U.S. ex rel. Swan v. Covenant Care, Inc., 279 F.Supp .2d 1212 (E.D. Cal 2002)

Delaney v. Baker, 20 Cal.4th 23 (1999)

California Assn. of Health Facilities v. Department of Health Services, 16 Cal.4th 284 (1997)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Medical Quality
  • American Health Care Association - Past Chair and Member of Legal Committee, Member of Finance Committee, Serve on the Managed Care and Alternative Payment Model Subcommittees of the Finance Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Association of Health Facilities (General Counsel)
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Law360 Health Care MVP, 2022
  • Daily Journal Top Health Care Lawyers in California, 2019-2022
  • Recognized by Chambers USA as an Outstanding California health law attorney, 2019-2022
  • Recognized by Legal 500, 2020-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2012-2022

Presentations & Speaking Engagements


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