Thomas Barker

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Email: Thomas Barker
2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Thomas Barker is a partner at the law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP.  Mr. Barker is the co-chair of the firm’s health care practice group, and is a member of the firm’s management committee.  

He advises clients on health care matters.  Mr. Barker's clients include providers, payers, and innovator pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturers. He has special expertise on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage.  

Mr. Barker established and is a contributor to the firm’s Medicaid blog.

Prior to joining the firm, he served in a series of senior-level positions at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Administration of President George W. Bush, including serving as general counsel of CMS and HHS and counselor to the Secretary of HHS.  

Mr. Barker also provides pro-bono legal services on immigration matters and has developed a specialization in representing individuals who have defected from North Korea.  

He is a former adjunct professor of health care law at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, DC and at the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. Mr. Barker is currently serving as a commissioner of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).