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Jim Cooper

Adjunct Professor of Health Care Management
Member of Congress

Subject Area(s): Health Care

Jim Cooper, Adjunct Professor, Health Care Policy - U.S. Congressman, Tennessee (1982-1994, 2002-present) – currently serving on Armed Services and Oversight & Government Reform Committees; previously served on Energy & Commerce, Financial Services, and Small Business Committees - Authored chief rival to Clinton Health Care Plan (see, e.g. "The System: The Death of Health Care Reform, 1993-1994" by Haynes Johnson and David Broder (Little Brown, 1997)) - Unsuccessful U.S. Senate race, 1994 - Investment Banker (1995-2002) - Equitable Securities, and co-founder of Brentwood Capital Advisors - Public offerings and private placement of institutional equity Corporate Board Member of several public and private companies (1995-2002) - Chaired the Audit Committee of three public companies - Attorney (1980-1982) - Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis - $80 million Subordinated Convertible Eurodollar Debenture Offering for HCA - Recent Publications: - "Don't Give Up on Markets Yet," a book review of "Toward a Twenty-First Century Health Care System: The Contributions and Promise of Prepaid Group Practice," edited by Alain C. Enthoven and Laura A. Tollen (Jossey-Bass, 2004), Health Affairs, July/August, 2004. - "Is American Ready for Rationing?" a book review of "Can We Say No? The Challenge of Rationing Health Care," by Henry J. Aaron and William B. Schwartz with Melissa Cox (Brookings Institution Press, 2005), Health Affairs, November/December, 2005 - Won the 2006 Judge Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech Award, top award in an annual competition sponsored by the American Bar Association.

B.A.,North Carolina Chapel Hill
B.A./M.A., Oxford, 1977 (Rhodes Scholar)
J.D., Harvard, 1980

Area(s) of Expertise:
Law and Regulation of the Health Care Industry


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