At Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, we value our lawyers as individuals, and invest in their personal and professional growth.

Associate Training, Mentorship, and Growth

As health care law evolves and changes, so do the knowledge and skills our associates need to succeed. To keep pace with change and ensure our associates develop, we’ve designed a holistic training approach that taps the knowledge and guidance of their more experienced colleagues.

To start, each new HLB associate is assigned to a partner and senior associate mentor from whom they receive personalized attention and establish a positive rapport. Associates also attend onboarding sessions to familiarize themselves with firm operations, culture, and standards, and they receive introductory training in each of our specific practice areas. The sessions address various topics, including attorney-client relations, health care provider regulation, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, discovery, and litigation.

Pro Bono Activities

Creating Well-Rounded Attorneys

HLB’s first-year associates typically rotate through each of HLB’s three departments (business, regulatory, and litigation) to gain exposure to HLB’s full-service health care law practice.

We believe in giving associates significant responsibility early in their careers. Whether they work in transactional, regulatory, or litigation specialties, associates have direct client contact and experience preparing briefs, handling filings, navigating complex regulatory issues, and negotiating agreements before they become partners.

HLB associates receive formal reviews twice a year, based on a self–evaluation and evaluations from all the partners with whom an associate has worked during the review period.

Continuing Legal Education

Beyond our initial associate training, HLB also supports continuing legal education for all attorneys in the firm in multiple ways.

Because the firm specializes in health care law, our lawyers benefit from having their colleagues design and present CLE courses unavailable from other providers. In addition to formal CLE programs, HLB partners and associates share their knowledge through firmwide and departmental seminars, another aspect of the mentoring that happens at the firm.

Networking and relationship-building with peers outside the firm are important, as is hearing insights from across the health care industry. HLB reimburses our attorneys for professional seminars, conferences, and offsite CLE courses.

Organizational Involvement

We encourage our lawyers to develop and promote their subject-matter expertise by writing articles for professional journals, delivering presentations, and participating in professional organizations, including taking on leadership roles. HLB attorneys have led such prestigious organizations as the American Bar Association’s Health Law and Health Care Fraud and Abuse Sections, the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and the Healthcare Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

HLB’s monthly newsletter, HLB Monthly Digest, contains feature articles authored by our lawyers. Our lawyers also serve as editors for the California Hospital Association’s Compliance Manual, and author content for the American Health Law Association, Health Care Compliance Association, the American Bar Association, and others. For example, our attorneys authored the AHLA's The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis and Practical Guide, seventh edition, and the Health Care Compliance Association’s essential guidebook, False Claims in Healthcare.