Christopher Hapak



Mr. Hapak joined the firm in 2010 as a litigation associate in the firm’s Southern California office. His practice focuses upon complex civil litigation, specializing in healthcare litigation and insurance coverage issues. He represents major California healthcare providers in state and federal civil actions, mediations, and arbitrations against health plans, insurance companies and government entities. Litigated issues typically involve interpretation of California’s Knox-Keene Act, the federal Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (“ERISA”), the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (“EMTALA”), as well as general contract and other business disputes. Mr. Hapak was named a “Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star” in 2016, 2017, 2018, and a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in 2022.


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2009
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • Arizona, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2013

Professional Memberships

  • Chair of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Legislative Committee

Presentations & Publications

  • Healthcare in the Trump Era: The Potential Impact and Effect of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”)”, California Provider Community, Southern California HFMA Summer Program (July 2017)
  • Managed Care Litigation Update & Overview, San Diego – Imperial HFMA Fall Educational Event (November 2017)
  • Managed Care Litigation Update & Overview, Southern California HFMA Winter Program (November 2016)

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