Anil Shankar

Lecturer in Law

Anil Shankar is a Lecturer at UCLA School of Law and teaches Health Care Compliance. He is also a partner in the Health Care Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on complex regulatory and reimbursement matters affecting safety net providers.  As an attorney, he has advised governmental entities, health systems, hospitals, clinics, managed care plans and health care professionals on issues related to the Medicaid program, the 340B drug pricing program, behavioral health, health-related social needs, and grant compliance.

Mr. Shankar has written and spoken on topics related to the challenges health care entities face operationalizing services intended to address health-related social needs, including the incorporation of behavioral health into primary care and barriers to data sharing among entities coordinating care.  He helped to implement and operationalize the innovative Medi-Cal Whole Person Care pilots, under which California counties and other local governmental agencies were able to develop and receive federal funding for programs to provide non-traditional health care supportive services for vulnerable populations, including individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals re-entering the community after a spell of incarceration, individuals with severe mental disorders, high-risk pregnant women, and individuals with multiple complex medical conditions.  He has written publications identifying novel solutions to improving access to Hepatitis C and other high-cost drugs, which appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Mr. Shankar received his B.A. from UCLA, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his J.D. from New York University.