James F. Hennessy

Phone: (916) 563-1818

Mr. Hennessy joined S&G as an associate healthcare attorney after graduating near the top of his class from UCLA School of Law in 2013.

Mr. Hennessy has experience advising clients in complex state and federal healthcare regulatory and business transactional matters, including HIPAA compliance, fraud and abuse (including Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance), state corporate practice of medicine issues, Medicare and Medi-Cal enrollment and reimbursement matters, provider licensure, physician contracting, and the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities. His advanced technological skills have contributed to S&G's efficient handling of business and regulatory transactional matters, including virtual data room management for closings and due diligence.

Prior to law school, James worked in the health information department of an outpatient medical clinic and at a large research hospital in the Pacific Northwest. He devoted his time in law school to developing a concentration in health law, undertaking a specialized curriculum while also earning course credit at the UCLA School of Public Health and serving on the board of the UCLA Health Law Society. Mr. Hennessy also built upon his healthcare industry expertise while externing for a national health care law firm, clerking for a state Medicaid agency, and volunteering at a hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Hennessy has written extensively on healthcare and corporate law matters, accepting multiple offers for publication as a law student. His recent work analyzing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earned him an award for second place in a national health law writing competition.

Mr. Hennessy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in 2009, where he majored in Political Science. He is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys.

Academic Awards & Honors

Douglas Ring Scholarship, Awarded for High Academic Achievement at UCLA School of Law

Graduated Top 15% of Class from UCLA School of Law

Second Place Winner, Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition


Happy New Year to California’s Rural Hospitals: New Corporate Practice of Medicine Exception Effective January 1, 2017, Salem & Green Newsletter – January 6, 2017

Managed Competition and ACA Health Insurance Exchanges: Where Are We Now? Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest (forthcoming, Spring 2015).

2014 DAB and CRD Decision Summaries Regarding Provider Enrollment – Published January-March 2014, Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group Leadership Email Alert, American Health Lawyers Association, September 2014.

FQHCs and Health Reform: Up to the Task? 9 Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 122 (2013).

Proxy Access and the SEC’s Continued Quest for Shareholder Empowerment, 11 Dartmouth Law Journal 82 (2013).

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