Partner, Health Care Litigation
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Ileana Hernandez is the go-to counsel for health insurance and managed care organizations facing the gamut of complex litigation issues. While many cases settle before they make it to a courtroom, Ileana is known for guiding clients through every stage of litigation—from prelitigation counseling through trial and appeal—and she represents clients in state and federal courts, mediations, arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Among her recent successes has been her work successfully defending Health Net from an eight-figure lawsuit. Brought by a group of out-of-network substance abuse treatment facilities, the lawsuit claimed Health Net denied and underpaid claims for services rendered to several hundred of its insureds. Hernandez and her team countersued the treatment facilities and their common owner for fraud, RICO violations, intentional interference with contractual relations, violations of the Unfair Competition Law and declaratory relief.