Lucy Hodder is a professor of Law and UNH School of Law and the director of health law and policy programs for the College of Health and Human Services, Institute for Health Policy and Practice. At the Law School, Lucy teaches health law and bioInnovation courses and supervises the Health Law and Policy Certificate program. Lucy focuses her research and technical assistance work with the Institute on health care systems reform, coverage and payment strategies, Medicaid policy and privacy.
She most recently served as Legal Counsel and senior health care policy director to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan. Lucy is an experienced New Hampshire health care and regulatory attorney. Previously a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC, and Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, Lucy was named Lawyer of the Year in 2012 for Health Care Law by her peers and has been included as a Best Lawyer in healthcare since 2006.
A graduate of Princeton University and Georgetown University Law Center, Lucy clerked for Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, United States District Court, Louisiana, and then began her career as an attorney in the San Francisco firm of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison, LLP.
She moved to New Hampshire with her husband in 1993 and entered into public service as an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Department of Justice. In 1998, Lucy joined Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC, serving clients in health care, regulatory and business matters for over 15 years, before agreeing to serve as Legal Counsel for New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan beginning in January 2013.