Emily J. Cook

Emily J. Cook is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on providing complex regulatory and reimbursement counsel to health care providers including hospitals, health systems, laboratories, durable medical equipment suppliers, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers and physician practices. Emily’s regulatory experience includes fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, billing and coding; licensure, survey/certification, and accreditation; and compliance with Medicare and state fraud and abuse requirements. She has significant experience counseling health care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and group purchasing organizations on issues related to 340B drug pricing program implementation, compliance and advocacy.

Prior to law school, Emily spent more than five years with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most recently in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy where she counseled hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and clinics on Medicare reimbursement and regulatory issues. In addition, Emily was responsible for developing the regulatory policy regarding Medicare provider reimbursement for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She also served as the senior policy advisor to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, advising the committee on key issues related to government health care policy. While with HRSA, Emily regularly worked with staff from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal and state governmental agencies to address regulatory barriers to health care delivery.

Emily is a frequent speaker at national conferences and webinars on issues related to rural health care providers and the 340B program. She is vice-chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group and a co-author of the Third Edition of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Medicare Law book. Emily was named a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Southern California Rising Star in Health Care by Super Lawyers.

Emily earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and her M.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She received her B.A., cum laude, in history with a certificate in health policy from Duke University.

Emily is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Affordable Care Act Resource Center, 2) Health, 3) Health - Hospital and Health System Representation, 4) Health - M&A, 5) Health Care Law Reform, 6) Health Ventures/Physician Transactions, 7) Hospital and Health System Transactions and 8) Reimbursement/Fraud & Abuse
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Admitted Year 2009
Education University of North Carolina (M.S.P.H., 2001); Duke University (B.A.,1998)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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