Jaime S. King
Jaime S. King is the John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law and Professor of Law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Prior to joining the University of Auckland, Professor King was the Bion M. Gregory Chair of Business Law and a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She served as the Associate Dean and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Master’s Program in Health Law and Policy, and the Director of the J.D. Concentration on Law and Health Sciences.
Professor King is an expert in healthcare reform, specializing in some of the most complex challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. Her current research focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. Her past scholarship has also addressed questions of individual autonomy and the states’ police power, including but not limited to medical decision making and constitutional and regulatory questions regarding reproductive genetic testing.
In 2015, Professor King testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding proposed health insurance mergers. She again testified in 2018 before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on state efforts to improve transparency in healthcare costs. Professor King is also a co-author of the 8th edition casebook of Health Law Cases and Problems. Currently, Professor King is a board member and the immediate Past President of the Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.