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Paul L. Garcia

  • San Diego
    101 W. Broadway
    Suite 1200
    San Diego, CA 92101
    T: 619.744.7315
    Los Angeles
    1875 Century Park East
    Suite 1600
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    T: 310.551.8124


University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

B.A. magna cum laude, Political Science

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Los Angeles, CA

Executive Notes Editor, Southern California Law Review

Research Scholar, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Paul L. Garcia is a partner in the Regulatory Department of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman.

Mr. Garcia is 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 as it relates to capitated rates, and key funding programs such as the Prop 56 Tobacco Tax and other directed-provider payments. 

Mr. Garcia 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.

Mr. Garcia received his B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Southern California Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Garcia served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was also a student scholar for the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics.

Professional Affiliations

  • Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Board Member

    American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys 

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers® Southern California Rising Star (2022)

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Health Law Perspectives


State Law Requirements Regarding Payment for COVID-19 Testing, Dark Daily Special Report: Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims, March 26, 2021, Co-Author

Punishing Treatment: How Mandatory Withdrawal Policies Hurt Anti-Stigma Efforts and Why Putting Psychologists in the Doctor’s Office Can Help, 18 Quinnipiac Health L.J. 369 (2016)

The Problem with Parity: An Analysis of the Confusion Surrounding the California Mental Health Parity Act, 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. Postscript 38 (2014)

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