WASHINGTON, DC, February 05, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael Cook with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Cook celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Between 1965 and 1966, Mr. Cook was a student at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at Temple University, receiving a BA in Political Science with honors in 1969. Mr. Cook studied at Villanova University School of Law and graduated with a JD in 1973. Following his graduation, he worked at the General Counsel's office for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1973 to 1980. Mr. Cook became an associate and later partner of Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein in 1981 and 1985, respectively.
From 1991 to 1997, he was a partner and served as the head of the health care practice for the DC office of Katten, Muchin & Zavis. In 1997, he was a member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo. Mr. Cook served as the Shareholder in charge of the DC office health care practice at Jenkens & Gilchrist from 1998 to 2003. He was a partner and head of the DC office health care practice at Baker & McKenzie from 2003-2006, a partner at Epstein Becker & Green in 2006-2007, and was a partner at Blank Rome LLP from 2008-2009 and contract attorney through May 2010.
Since June 2010, Mr. Cook has been a partner at Liles Parker PLLC and serves as the co-chair of the health care group at the Firm. Additionally, since 2014, Mr. Cook has served as a Strategic Healthcare Advisor for ImpactWear International LLP.
Mr. Cook has served on a volunteer basis as a health care advisor to a number of political campaigns for state and national office, including the campaigns for Governor and Senator of Tim Kaine, as a member of the health care work group for the 2016 campaign of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President, the campaign of Don Beyer for the House of Representatives, and the campaigns of Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam for Governor. He has also served as the co-chair of a subgroup on the Health Care Transition Team for Governor-Elect Kaine, on the Health
Care and Long-Term care transition teams for Govern-Elect McAuliffe, and on the Policy Council on Health and Human Resources for the transition of Governor-Elect Ralph Northam. Mr. Cook also served as a member of Long- Term Care Work Group for Governor Kaine's Health Care Reform Commission.
Mr. Cook was admitted to practice by the State of Pennsylvania in 1973, and the District of Columbia in 1977, and is currently a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. He has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court for the United States of America in 1976, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1977, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 1981. He has also been admitted to practice by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1979, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Claims Court. Furthermore, he has been admitted to practice by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1982, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1984, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
As an esteemed lawyer, Mr. Cook is a member of various related organizations, including the American Bar Association (former member of the Editorial Board of “The Health Lawyer”), the American Health Lawyers Association (member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law), and the Nursing Home Advisory Group of Leading Age, formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged and was formerly a member of its Legal Committee. He serves on the Boards of Directors for two national charities — the National Osteoporosis Foundation and First Star Inc., and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Political Science Department at Temple University, and the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board for the Center for Public Service and Scholarship at Shenandoah University. Mr. Cook also has served as an officer and member of the Board of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia and was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to, and currently serves on, the Board of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, which advises the agency that administers Virginia's Medicaid program. Mr. Cook formerly served in various officer positions and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Taylor Run Citizens Association.
He previously has served on the Healthcare Financial Management Association's National Advisory Task Force on Long Term Care, the Professional Certification Board of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Assisted Living Federation of America's (now known as Argentum) Managed Care, Public Policy and Legal Task Forces and its President's Council, the OBRA 1987 Nursing Home Reform Reimbursement Task Force of the American Health Care Association, the Legal and Reimbursement Committees for the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care and the National Subacute Care Association. Mr. Cook also has served previously as a member of the editorial boards of McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Weekly Briefings on Subacute Care, National Report on Subacute Care, and Subacute Care Management.
While at Temple University, Mr. Cook was a President's Scholar and a member of the Political Science Honor Fraternity as well as the social fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi. He was selected by McKnight's Long-Term Care News as one of the 100 most influential people in long-term care in 1996. In 2015, Mr. Cook was named a Top Rated Lawyer by DC & Baltimore Legal Leaders, published in The Wall Street Journal, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale and a 10 by AVVO – the highest ratings offered by those organizations.
Over his career, Mr. Cook has been a frequent speaker to groups and trade associations comprised of health care lawyers and professionals, and has served as a guest lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Public Health, Shenandoah University, American University School of Law, the Administrative Law Review, and the Erickson School of Senior Living, as well as serving as faculty for a course on “Integrating Long Term Care into the Hospital Setting” for Aspen Seminars, Inc.
As an author, Mr. Cook has published the following chapters and journal articles: “It's Time for CMS and Congress to Review Outdated Medicare and Medicaid Provisions” (Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, October 2016); “How Can Providers Challenge Medicaid Underpayments After Armstrong v Exceptional Child Center?” (Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, June 2015); co-author, “Managed Care and Long Term Care Providers – Integration” (Post-Acute Care Handbook: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance Issues, 2014); co-author, “National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius–What Does It Mean to the Future of Medicaid and Healthcare Reform?” (Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, February 2013); “Independent Payment Advisory Board: Part of the Solution for Bending the Cost Curve?” (Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, October 2010); “Key Changes in Health Care Law Policies – and Upcoming Responses” (Inside the Minds, November 2009); co-author, “Managed Care and Long Term Care Providers – Integration” (Long Term Care Handbook: Legal, Operational, and Financial Guideposts, 2d and 3rd editions, 2000 and 2005); contributing author, “Special Report, Substitute Decision-Making: A Guide for Assisted Living Providers (Assisted Living Federation of America, June 2005); co-author, “Compliance and Health Law Update for Long Term Care” (2005 Health Law and Compliance Update, 2004); co-author, “Managed Care Contracting for Subacute Facilities” (Handbook of Subacute Care 1995); co-author, “Impact of Health Care Reform Legislation on the Market for Subacute Care” (Handbook of Subacute Care, 1995); co-author, “Contracting with Managed Care: Getting Ready for Capitation,” (St. Anthony's Capitation Reference Manual 1995); co-author, “Capitation and Integration” (Subacute Care: A Guide to Development, Implementation, and Management, 1995); “Managed Care Alternative Site Provider Agreements (SNF, Home Health, Step Down Provider)” (Critical Steps in Managed Care Contracting: A Looseleaf Guide, 1995); co-author, Checklist Medicare Payment Issues (Integrated Health Care Law, 1993); and author, “Contracting Arrangements,”(Transcription of speech to National Health Lawyers Association Tenth Annual Symposium, Long Term Care and the Law (1986). Mr. Cook has also authored many articles in trade publications and on the Liles Parker website.
Mr. Cook has appeared in various Marquis Who's Who publications, including the 31st edition of Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He has been featured in the 51st, 53rd, and 55th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America, as well as the 4th through 10th and the 12th through 19th editions of Who's Who in American Law. His achievements have been recorded in the 1st edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, the 25th, 27th, and 37th through 42nd editions of Who's Who in the East, and the 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th, and 31st through 33rd editions of Who's Who in the World.
Mr. Cook is the son of Leonard James and Ethel Cook. On April 21, 1979, he married Michele Anne Reday. Together, the couple has raised two children–Noah Reday Cook and Megan Rose Cook.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Cook has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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