Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
2020 Speaker • 2021 Speaker

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Allison Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, is a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and a senior fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. 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. In particular, her work questions the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health. 

She and her research have been featured in articles by NPR, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, The Washington Post, The Hill, Huffington PostThe Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Morningstar, CNBC, The New York Daily NewsMarketplace by American Public Media and Penn Law’s Regulatory Review. She is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law and co-author with Ted Marmor of the forthcoming 3rd edition of The Politics of Medicare.

Hoffman received her AB summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and her JD from Yale Law School. She was a fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard. Before entering academia, she practiced health law at Ropes & Gray LLP and provided strategic advice to corporations and nonprofit organizations as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group. Hoffman was a visiting professor of law at Yale Law School and was formerly on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law.