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Ashley M. Scott

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Ashley Scott is a health care litigation and regulatory attorney in the Firm's Baton Rouge office and concentrates her practice on health care matters, the gaming industry, and other complex litigation.

Featured Experience


Represented physicians and health care providers in more than 400 administrative and judicial proceedings in a wide range of medical specialties.

Assisted in drafting a HIPAA policy and procedure manual and patient disclosure statements for a national health care provider.

Advised and counseled the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and the Louisiana State Police on legal matters and other issues impacting the regulation of gaming in Louisiana.

Professional Biography


Ashley Scott has extensive experience in all aspects of health care litigation and gaming law. She represents health care systems, behavioral health systems, hospitals, physicians, dentists, medical groups, staffing agencies, long-term care institutions, home health care providers, and other health care providers in operational issues, regulatory compliance—including advice regarding the best course of action after a regulatory violation—and a wide variety of litigation. Ashley also has extensive experience representing providers in all manners of medical malpractice claims including medical review panel proceedings, lawsuits, peer review hearings, and credentialing matters.

Additionally, Ashley served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice prior to joining Baker Donelson. In her role as an Assistant Attorney General she spent numerous years specializing in gaming law through her representation of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and the Louisiana State Police on a multitude of gaming issues. Ashley's experience and relationships with the Louisiana gaming regulatory authorities puts her in a unique position to serve clients in all sectors of the gaming industry.

  • Noteworthy Health Care Litigation Experience

  • Represented physicians and health care providers in more than 400 administrative and judicial proceedings in a wide range of medical specialties.

  • Tried numerous medical malpractice cases and successfully represented clients on appeal before the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana First, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits.

  • Assisted in drafting a HIPAA policy and procedure manual and patient disclosure statements for a national health care provider.
  • Collaborated with client management to determine contract operations; developed and drafted procedures and forms for contract management from proposal development through contract closeout.
  • Extensive experience representing continuing care retirement providers and nursing homes in litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters.

  • Successfully obtained dismissal on summary judgment of a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought against a leading developer of spine surgery technology.
  • Noteworthy Gaming Law Experience

  • Advised and counseled the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and the Louisiana State Police on legal matters and other issues impacting the regulation of gaming in Louisiana.

  • Reviewed and processed recommendations made by the Louisiana State Police to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board regarding licensing applications, transfers of ownership, and suitability.

  • Advised the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, its chairman, and the Louisiana State Police in a wide range of gaming regulatory, licensing, and administrative matters pertaining to riverboat gaming, land-based gaming, and video poker.

  • Successfully represented the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in various litigation matters, including matters before the First Circuit Court of Appeal, and provided key strategic advice and guidance to the Gaming Control Board relative to decisions pertaining to appeals and settlements with licensees.

  • Member − American, Louisiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Bar Associations

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Education

  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2001
    • Editor-in-Chief, Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law
    • William L. Crowe Sr. Scholar (top 10%)
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1996

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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