Thomas Barker

Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice - Washington, D.C.

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202.261.7310

202.467.9610

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Thomas Barker joined Foley Hoag in March 2009. Thomas focuses his practice on complex federal and state health care legal and regulatory matters with a special expertise in Medicare and Medicaid law and regulations and the regulatory implementation of the federal health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Prior to joining the firm, he was acting General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and General Counsel of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998
  • Jacksonville University, B.A. in English and Political Science, with honors, 1981

Professional Experience

  • George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services, Assistant Professor of Health Law
  • Suffolk University School of Law, Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Medicare and Medicaid law, tax law issues in health care, and introductory health law

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Honors

  • Ranked by CHAMBERS USA: AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS as one of Massachusetts' leading healthcare lawyers (2011-2013)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary’s Award for contributions to Administration’s health care initiatives (2002-2007)
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, Distinguished Alumni, 2006

Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Health Law Section Steering Committee, Member; developed quarterly newsletter of Section
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew of the Apostle, Washington, D.C., October 2003 - present
  • DC Bar
  • Federalist Society
  • John Carroll Society
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of CareGroup, Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
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Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals