Allison K. Hoffman, JD

Professor, Law, Law School

Allison Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, is a Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School. Professor Hoffman’s work examines some of the most important legal and social issues of our time, including health insurance regulation, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and retiree health care expenses, and Medicaid and long-term care. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (2007).

Professor Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and from Yale Law School, where she was Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. She currently teaches classes on Health Care Law and Policy, Torts, and a seminar on Health Insurance and Reform and is the Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Hoffman has extensive experience working as a lawyer and business consultant in the health care industry. She practiced law at Ropes & Gray, LLP, where she counseled clients on health care regulatory matters. She has also provided strategic business advice to health care companies as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she was a fellow at Harvard’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Professor Hoffman and her research have been featured on Jotwell, twice recognized in Tax Notes as an employee benefits law review article of the year, cited by the D.C. Circuit, featured in a policy brief by Rand Corporation, and cited by various media outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Morningstar, CNBC, the New York Daily News, and Marketplace by American Public Media.

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