Eugene Y.C. Ngai


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
University Cornell University, B.A., 2006
Law SchoolUniversity of Southern California, J.D., 2009
Admitted2009, California
LanguagesMandarin Chinese

Eugene Ngai is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Century City office and is a member of the firm's health care practice team.

Areas of Practice

Eugene's practice focuses on the health care industry, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital-physician contracts, joint ventures, structuring of physician organizations, and compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse and physician referral laws. He represents hospitals, managed care organizations, medical groups, medical device distributors and other health care entities and providers.


· Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013


· American Health Lawyers Association

· California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

· Los Angeles County Bar Association Health Law Section

· Orange County Bar Association Health Law Section


· Compliance 101: Physician Recruitment Arrangements, Health Care Compliance Today (Aug. 2012)

· California Supreme Court Clarifies Employer Obligations Relating to Rest and Meal Breaks for Employees, 14 Health Law Perspectives 5 (Jul. 2012)

· OIG Reaffirms: Physician-Owned Device Companies Can Be Properly Structured and Operated Under the Anti-Kickback Statute, HLB Health Law E-Alert (Sep. 22, 2011)

· Legal Insights: Physician Offices and Other Healthcare Providers Exempted from Red Flags Rule, 30 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (Jun. 2011)

· Regulatory and Structural Considerations for Physician-Owned Medical Device Companies, co-authored with Charles B. Oppenheim, 13 Health Law Perspectives 1 (Feb. 2011)

Healthcare Law Blog Articles

· "When Is a Non-Binding Term Sheet or Letter of Intent Enforced as a Binding Contract?" September 11, 2013

· "SB 804 Requires California Local Health Care Districts To Obtain Fair Market Value Appraisals In Certain Asset Transfers," October 4, 2012

· "OIG Publishes Work Plan for 2013 Fiscal Year," October 3, 2012

· "Senators Push CMS to Implement Physician Payments Sunshine Act," September 19, 2012


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Proposed Health IT Strategy Aims to Promote Innovation
Eugene Y.C. Ngai,Stephanie L. Zeppa, June 17, 2014
On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft report addressing a proposed strategy and recommendations on an...

Congress Delays Medicare Cuts until 2015
Eugene Y.C. Ngai,Lauren Lee Tarantello, April 4, 2014
On March 31, the Senate voted to pass yet another “doc fix” bill, which had been approved by the House the week before. This doc fix bill marks the 17th time that Congress has postponed the implementation of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula since 2003. It comes...

Obama Administration Further Delays Employer Mandate and Releases Final Regulations Regarding Implementation
Eugene Y.C. Ngai, February 14, 2014
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Monday that the Obama Administration would further delay implementation of the “employer mandate” under the Affordable Care Act for certain employers until 2016. The employer mandate requires businesses that employ more...

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Eugene Y.C. Ngai

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600
Los AngelesCA 90067


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