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Allison Hoffman

Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Allison Hoffman

Allison Hoffman is an expert on health care law and policy, is a Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Senior Fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. 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 healthcare expenses, and long-term care. In particular, her work questions the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health, as well as how regulation affects conceptions of risk and responsibility. Professor Hoffman was a Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow at Yale Law School in Spring 2019 and was on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law from 2010-2017.

Professor Hoffman and her research have been cited in articles by various media outlets, including NPR, the New York Times, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Morningstar, CNBC, the New York Daily News, Marketplace by American Public Media, and Penn Law’s Regulatory Review. She is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law.

Hoffman received her AB summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and her JD from Yale Law School. She was a fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard. Before entering academia, she practiced health law at Ropes & Gray LLP and provided strategic advice to corporations and nonprofit organizations as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group.

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