Emily Jane Cook - McDermott Will & Emery


In today’s complex and fast-changing healthcare regulatory environment, Emily Jane Cook helps healthcare organizations thrive. Innovative start-ups and established market leaders alike turn to Emily for broad-spectrum strategies to fuel new business initiatives and solve their most pressing compliance, transactional, reimbursement and litigation challenges. Emily is a practice area leader for the Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance practice.

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  • Obtained favorable outcomes for clients in whistleblower actions, government investigations, regulatory appeals and self-disclosures to federal and state regulatory agencies, preserving government program participation and reducing or eliminating government program refunds and administrative penalties.
  • Counseled large national health systems and academic medical centers through the development and implementation of innovative care models, including collaborative care models across facilities and between different types of clinical professionals, intended to maximize care quality and efficiency while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Successfully appealed adverse findings in government audits of 340B programs for multiple hospital clients and negotiated corrective action plans, enabling the hospitals to continue leveraging program participation to their patients and communities.
  • Led successful advocacy efforts to obtain changes to established or proposed federal regulatory requirements, reducing regulatory burdens and enhancing reimbursement opportunities.


  • Chambers USA, 2021-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Los Angeles, 2019-2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2021-2024
  • JD Supra, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Author – Life Sciences, 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyer, Health Care, 2021-2023
  • Lexology, Legal Influencer Q1, 2023
  • Mondaq, Thought Leadership Award – Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences, UK, 2023

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  • American Health Lawyers Association, Planning Committee for Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues
  • California Lawyers Association, Health Law Committee, chair, 2019 to 2020
  • McDermott Gender Diversity Committee, member and mentor
  • Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, American Health Lawyers Association, contributing editor


University of Chicago Law School, JD, with honors, 2009
University of North Carolina, MSPH, Delta Omega honor, 2001
Duke University, BA, cum laude, with distinction, 1998