Ritu Kaur Cooper

Compliance Attorney

Office Location

1425 K Street, NW
Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 370-9584
Fax: (202) 370-9589

Email: rcooper@hallrender.com

Biography

Ritu Kaur Cooper is a shareholder in Hall Render’s health section.  Her practice consists of representing health care providers such as hospitals and health systems in litigation, regulatory and compliance matters with a particular focus on fraud and abuse and compliance as well as internal and government investigations.  Ritu also serves as General Counsel for Capital Clinical Integrated Network, a care coordination entity providing the D.C. Medicaid population with care coordination services.

Prior to joining Hall Render, Ritu represented hospitals, health systems and laboratories in government investigations.  She also provided regulatory and compliance advice to hospitals, laboratories and medical device companies with respect to the Medicare fraud and abuse laws.

Education

  • The George Washington University, B.A., with honors – 2000
  • Syracuse University, J.D., cum laude – 2003
  • Saint Louis University, LL.M. in Health Law – 2005

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association – Vice-Chair of Research and Website for the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
  • National Bar Association
  • Washington Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Experience

  • Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies Practitioner-in-Residence – 2012
  • Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. – General Counsel
  • Capital Clinical Integrated Network – General Counsel
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County, Criminal Division – Law Clerk to Hon. Paul W. Armstrong, 2003-2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit – Summer Law Clerk to Hon. Morton I. Greenberg, 2001

Publications

  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws, The Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, March 2016
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Suits, The Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, March 2016
  • Civil Monetary Penalties Law, Health Care Litigation and Risk Management Answer Book 2015
  • Intermountain Healthcare Settlement of $25.5 Million Stems from “Technical” Stark Law Violations, April 2013
  • Update: CMS Proposes Stringent Repayment Requirements, February 2012
  • The New Frontier: Compliance Issues Under the Health Care Reform Law, HCCA Compliance Today, August 2010
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Suits, Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, June 2010
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws, Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, June 2010
  • Day in the Life – Health Care Law Associate,  Hire Ground: The Online Voice of Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services, February 2010
  • Health Care Headlines: The Road Ahead and How to Stay on Course, May 2009
  • OIG Open Letter Regarding the Self-Disclosure Protocol: Further Refinements, Health Lawyers Weekly, April 2009
  • Grassley Proposes Significant Changes to the False Claims Act, December 2007
  • Responding To Data Security Breaches, HCCA Compliance Today, November 2007; also published in Privacy & Information Law Report, December 2007
  • Summary of State Civil False Claims Laws, Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, October 2007
  • Treat Security Breaches With Caution, HIT News (an American Health Lawyers Association publication), September 2007