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Errol J. King Jr.

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Errol King focuses his practice primarily in the representation of managed care organizations in health care litigation, state and federal regulatory issues, benefit coverage issues, health care reform, and risk management, including defending ERISA cases.

Featured Experience

Represented health plan in two stock offerings, prospectus, and an offering by subsidiary in reorganzation.

Has successfully defended managed care clients in multiple class action litigations involving violation of state PPO Acts. 

Has defended managed care clients in suits by out-of-network providers for underpaid claims alleging violation of state laws and ERISA.

Professional Biography

Overview

Errol J. King Jr. focuses his practice primarily in the representation of managed care organizations, having been appointed in 1996 by Louisiana's Insurance Commissioner to serve as general counsel and an initial member of the Louisiana Managed Health Care Advisory Board, Mr. King currently serves as general counsel for the American Association of Plans, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN), as well as the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) and the Third Party Administrators Association of America (TPAAA).

Mr. King works with managed care clients in the areas of health care litigation, state and federal regulatory issues, benefit coverage issues, health care reform, and risk management, including defending ERISA cases. He has extensive experience in representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies as well as defending managed care plans in litigation. He has lectured extensively on a wide range of health care topics, including managed care; Medicare-Medicaid and managed care; fundamentals of integrated delivery systems and health care mandates. He has lectured before the Managed Care Congress, the American Health Lawyers Association's Managed Care Law Institute, the Louisiana Hospital Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Mr. King was selected by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a member of its "40 Under 40" leadership list in 1997. He served as vice chair of the HMOs and Health Plans Substantive Law Committee of the American Health Lawyer's Association from 1999 to 2002. In addition, he has been a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc. (FORC) since 2003 and has taught a law office practice course at the Louisiana State University Law Center. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law continuously since 1995.

Representative Matters
  • Represented health plan in two stock offerings, prospectus, and an offering by subsidiary in reorganzation.

  • Has successfully defended managed care clients in multiple class action litigations involving violation of state PPO Acts. 

  • Has defended managed care clients in suits by out-of-network providers for underpaid claims alleging violation of state laws and ERISA.

  • Has defended managed care clients in disputes with in-network providers over contract issues including client access.

  • Has defended managed care clients in lawsuits involving claims of anti-trust and unfair trade practices.

  • Has successfully defended lawsuits alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) brought by health care providers and consumers.

  • Has successfully represented clients before various state departments of insurance on licensing and other regulatory matters.

  • Represented a national PPO in multiple litigation and arbitration matters involving provider/payor disputes.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America® for Health Care and Insurance Law (1995 – present)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as a leading Louisiana lawyer in Healthcare (2016 – 2019)
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Baton Rouge Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recipient – Baton Rouge Pro Bono Award (2012)
  • Member – Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007 – 2008, 2011 – 2018)
  • Member – American Association of Health Plans (1998 – present)
  • Member– Federation of Regulatory Counsel (2003 – present)
  • Member – American Bar Association, Health Care Section (1991 – present)
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association (1990 – present); Vice Chair of HMO and Health Plans Substantive Law Committee (1999 – 2002); Vice Chair of the Labor, OSHA and Humana Resources Substantive Law Committee (1997 – 1999)
  • Member – Baton Rouge Bar Association (1986 – present) 
  • Member – Louisiana Association of Health Plans (1992 – present)
  • Member – Texas Association of Health Plans (2009 – present) 
  • Member – Louisiana Business Group on Health Board of Directors; Member (1994 – present); Chairman of Steering Committee (1996 – 2002)
  • Member – Louisiana Business Group on Health CEO Leadership Round Table (2009 – present)
  • Member – Louisiana Health Care Alliance Board of Directors; Member (1993 – present); Chairman of Governmental Affairs Committee (1993 – 2006); Co-Chair of the Fraud and Abuse Task Force (1993 – 1995)
  • Member – Louisiana Managed Health Care Association, Advisory Board - Board of Directors; Member and General Counsel (1995 – present)
  • Member – Louisiana Society for Hospital Attorneys Board of Directors; Member (1993 – 1996)
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association (1986 – present)
Community and Other Activities
  • Member – The Primary Place, Board of Directors
  • Member – Women's Hospital Annual Fundraiser Tennis Committee
  • Chairman – United Way of America, Individual Attorney Division Campaign
  • Member – Women In Need Gain Support, Inc. (W.I.N.G.S.), Board of Directors
Speaking Engagements
  • Louisiana Association of Health Plans Legislative Forum (2008 – 2011)
Press Releases

Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1986
  • Nicholls State University, B.S., 1982

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Errol King is increasingly recognized for his expertise in acting for managed care organizations on regulatory issues and litigation. His recent work includes defending against class actions and single plaintiff breach of contract claims.

Errol has such longevity with us. He knows all the people [and] our culture. He is in sync with us.

General Counsel at one of the biggest comprehensive providers of health care cost management solutions in the industry

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