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Allison K Hoffman
Basic Information
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA  
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Additional Information
About My Work
My work offers a new lens on old conceptions of the purposes of regulatory tools and social welfare programs to promote health.
Professional Associations
AALS Insurance Law Section Chair
American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Penn


Allison Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and will be joining the faculty at University of Pennsylvania Law School in July 2017. She teaches health care law and policy, tort law, and a seminar on health insurance and reform. Hoffman’s research examines the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health, as well as how regulation affects conceptions of risk and responsibility. 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. Her most recent work proposes a fundamental shift in social policy on long-term care.

Professor Hoffman and her research have been featured on Jotwell, twice recognized in Tax Notes as a notable article of the year, cited by the D.C. Circuit, featured in a policy brief by Rand Corporation, and cited in articles by various media outlets, including 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.

Hoffman received her AB summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and her JD from Yale Law School. After graduating from law school, she practiced law at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she focused on health care regulation. Previously, she provided strategic advice to corporations and nonprofit organizations as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group. Just prior to joining the UCLA faculty, she was a fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard.