Health Care in the Courts: A Conversation with Experts

Tom Barker, J.D., is a partner at the law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP, the co-chair of the firm’s health care practice group, and a member of the firm’s management committee. He joined the firm in March 2009. Mr. Barker established the firm’s Medicaid blog, available at: http://www.medicaidandthelaw.com/. Prior to joining the firm, he served in a series of senior-level positions at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Administration of President George W. Bush, including serving as general counsel of CMS and counselor to the Secretary of HHS. Mr. Barker advises clients on a wide range of health care matters, with a specialization in Medicare and Medicaid regulatory issues. He also provides pro-bono legal services on immigration matters and has developed a specialization in representing individuals who have defected to the United States from North Korea. Mr. Barker is an adjunct professor of health care law at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and at the Suffolk University School of Law.

Contact: tbarker@foleyhoag.com

Katie Keith, J.D., MPH, is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches courses on the Affordable Care Act and LGBT health law and policy. She also maintains a part-time appointment at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms and provides “Following the ACA” rapid response analysis for the Health Affairs Blog. Ms. Keith is an appointed consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners where she represents the interests of consumers in front of state insurance regulators from all 50 states and writes widely on topics that include the health insurance marketplaces, enforcement, and nondiscrimination. She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Contact: Katie.Keith@georgetown.edu