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Patric Hooper

Founding Partner


University of California, Los Angeles, A.B, 1970

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1973

Bar Admissions

  • 1973, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Patric Hooper began his legal career with the California Department of Justice in 1973, where, as a Deputy Attorney General, he represented various state agencies in civil litigation involving health, education, and welfare matters.

Since 1976, he has specialized in litigation against the federal and state governments involving health care matters.  He has been involved in hundreds of administrative and judicial proceedings throughout the country as the lead trial and appellate attorney.  His cases include some of the most important and complex Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS (TriCare) cases in the health care field.

In 1987, Mr. Hooper, together with Bob Lundy and Lloyd Bookman, formed the national health care law firm of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. in Los Angeles.  As a founding member of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, Mr. Hooper has continued to represent health care providers in health care disputes with federal and state governments throughout the country.

In addition to his involvement in resolving disputes, Mr. Hooper also regularly advises nonprofit and for-profit health care organizations regarding reimbursement, certification and licensure issues associated with business transactions and combinations.  He continuously advises health care providers of Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS fraud and abuse issues and on state anti-rebate and referral issues.  Mr. Hooper is a frequent lecturer before national health care organizations on issues pertaining to the health care field and has published numerous articles on a variety of health care matters.

Chambers USA remarks that Mr. Hooper “retains his standing as a leading healthcare litigator. He frequently acts on large-scale class actions, reimbursement disputes and licensing issues on behalf of both for-profit and nonprofit entities.”  A client said, "he has a stellar reputation." Other clients say, "Patric Hooper is a zealous advocate for his clients." "I can’t express enough my feelings of gratitude toward Pat."

Mr. Hooper is a former general counsel to the National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers for Children, and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and the California Clinical Laboratory Association.  He was also the first chair of the Fraud and Abuse Interest Group of the ABA Health Law Section, and is a member of the firm's Fraud & Abuse Practice Group.

Mr. Hooper received his A.B. degree in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1970.  He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1973.

Representative Matters

Agendia, Inc. v. Azar, 420 F. Supp. 3d 985 (C.D. Cal. 2019), appeal pending

Labotest v. Bonta, 297 F.3d 892 (9th Cir. 2002)

Azer v. Connell, 306 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2002)

U.S. v. Mackby, 261 F.3d 568 (9th Cir. 2001)

Hanlester Laboratories v. Shalala, 51 F.3d 1390 (9th Cir. 1995)

NME v. Bowen, 851 F.2d 291 (9th Cir. 1988)

Mt. Diablo v. Bowen, 860 F.2d 951 (9th Cir. 1988)

People v. Duz-Mor Diagnostic Lab, 68 Cal. App 4th 654 (1998)

Doctors’ Medical Lab v. Connell, 69 Cal App 4th 891 (1999)

Amisub PSL v. State of Colorado, 879 F.2d, 789 (10th Cir. 1989)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, First Chairman of the Health Care Fraud & Self-Referral Interest Group Health Law Section, 1998-2000; Health Law Section Liaison to ABA Amicus Curie, Committee, 2012-present
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Clinical Laboratory Association
  • California Healthcare Association
  • California Society for Health Care Attorneys
  • California State Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers for Children, former General Counsel

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer- Health Care Law, 1993-2023
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2004-2022
  • Daily Journal’s Top Health Care Lawyers in California, 2020  
  • Recognized by Legal 500, 2020
  • Recognized as a top attorney by Chambers & Partners in California and Nationwide, Senior Statespeople
  • UCLA Longevity Center ICON Award for "Visionary Leadership in Healthcare Law, 2013

Presentations & Speaking Engagements



  • California Hospital Compliance Manual,” Editions (various), California Hospital Association, Contributing Author
  • Is Health Care Marketing Protected Speech under the Supreme Court’s Decision in Sorrel?, Health Care Fraud Report, published by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., July 13, 2011
  • Collateral Damages in the Government’s War on Health Care Fraud: Violations of Providers’ Rights, The Health Lawyer, published by the ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 18, No. 5. June 2006
  • Practical Considerations for Defending Health Care Fraud and Abuse Cases," American Bar Association, Health Care Fraud and Abuse:  Practical Perspectives, published by Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., First Edition 2002, Second Edition, 2007 and Third Edition, 2013, and cumulative supplements through the present
  • Will the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in U.S. v. Mackby End Excessive False Claims Act Penalties?, The ABA Health Lawyer, May/June 2001
  • Challenges to Warrantless Searches in the Health Care Industry, The ABA Health Lawyer, Oct. 2000
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