Sara M. Cooperrider

Partner Cincinnati
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Sara focuses her practice on transactional, regulatory compliance, and reimbursement work for health care providers.  She also counsels clients contracting with health care providers, including medical device companies.  Sara has significant experience in matters pertaining to telehealth, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and HIPAA.

Prior to joining Taft, Sara served as Corporate Counsel at The Kroger Co., where she was lead in-house counsel for The Little Clinic® and Kroger Prescription Plans.  Sara was also formerly Assistant and Associate General Counsel at UC Health, greater Cincinnati’s academic health system.   

 Sara completed her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health in health policy at George Washington University.  While in law school, Sara worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of General Counsel and also at the Milken Institute’s Center for Health Policy Research in Washington, D.C.  Upon graduation, Sara received the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs’ Award for Excellence in Health Law.


  • Ohio State Bar Foundation 2016-2017 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under, District 1

  • American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Health Law, 2010

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  • George Washington University Law School (2009)
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, M.P.H. (2009)
  • Miami University, B.A. (2006)


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio

Speeches and Publications

  • Speaker, Innovation in a Nutshell: Key Recent CMS Payment Initiatives, Where They Came From, and What You Should Know; American Health Lawyers Association Institution on Medicare and Medicaid; March 2019
  • Speaker, Innovation and Reimbursement: Chronic Care Management and Remote Patient Monitoring; Cincinnati Bar Association’s annual Health Care Seminar; December 2018
  • Speaker, Health Care Law: New Developments and Trends in Telehealth and Telemedicine; National Telehealth Conference, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio; March 2016
  • Speaker, A Brave New World: Value Based Payment & Population Health; Cincinnati Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Health Care Seminar; December 2015
  • Speaker, Insights on Legal Requirements of Nonprofits, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Cincinnati Bar Association; September 2015
  • Speaker, Telehealth Legal & Policy Challenges; National Telehealth Conference, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio; March 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

    Member, Board of Trustees (2016-present)
    President-Elect (2020-present)
    Vice President (2019-2020)
    Secretary (2018-2019)

  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Ohio State Bar Foundation


  • American Health Lawyers Association


  • Leadership Cincinnati

    Membership, Class of 44

Community Involvement

  • Beech Acres

    Board Member (2015-present)
    Vice-Chair (2019-present)
    Treasurer (2017-present)

  • Blue Manatee Literacy Project

    Member (2019-present)

  • Junior League of Cincinnati

    Member (2011-present)
    Board Member (2012-2018)
    Endowment Trustee (2012-2013) 

  • March of Dimes

    Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Board of Directors (2014-2017)