John Aloysius Cogan, Jr.

Associate Professor of Law and Roger S. Baldwin Scholar
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Office: Hosmer 101
  • Health Care Organizations and Finance
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Federal Health Programs
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Insurance Law
  • Public Health Law
  • State and Local Government

Health insurance expert John Cogan joined UConn Law’s team of insurance law and financial regulation scholars in 2013. The holder of an M.A. in government from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, Professor Cogan focuses his research and teaching on health care organizations and finance, health law and policy, federal health programs, health care fraud and abuse, and health insurance law. He is the co-author of a treatise on Medicare and Medicaid bankruptcy issues, as well as the author of numerous scholarly articles on a range of health insurance topics, including the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA. Professor Cogan, who will teach Health Law and a course on health care insurance and financing, has taught previously at Roger Williams School of Law, Penn State University’s Department of Health Policy and Administration, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and Duquesne University School of Law.

Prior to beginning his career in the academy, Professor Cogan practiced for nearly 20 years, including six years as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he represented the department in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, and five years as executive counsel for the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner. He also worked as an associate with Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in Providence and Day, Berry & Howard in Boston. In addition, Professor Cogan has provided pro bono legal services to veterans appearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.