Bio: Richard S. Cooper is the Manager of McDonald Hopkins’ National Healthcare Practice Group and is co-chair of its Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group. Cooper served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 1992-2012. He focuses his national practice in healthcare law, representing clients in transactional, restructuring, corporate compliance, regulatory, licensure, reimbursement, contractual, strategic planning, and venture matters. Practice group clients include private practice and academic physician groups, physician networks, laboratories, healthcare associations and societies, multi-specialty clinics, medical staﬀs, imaging centers, surgery centers, outpatient medical facilities, home health providers, hospitals and health systems (including tax-exempt and investor owned hospitals, critical access to large systems and academic medical centers), mental health/substance abuse facilities, occupational medicine companies, healthcare technology companies, healthcare billing and management companies, and healthcare funds.
Cooper has a national practice in the representation of laboratories and pathology groups. McDonald Hopkins represents in excess of 500 pathology groups and several hundred laboratories, including anatomic, clinical, molecular/genetic, toxicology, and specialty laboratories. He’s a frequent speaker on laboratory and pathology issues at state and national conferences and is a frequent contributor to laboratory and pathology publications. Cooper has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Health Law for 23 consecutive years and was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio in 2015. He has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers from 2005–2014.