Scott has significant experience representing hospitals and other health care providers. He helps health care companies comply with the complex web of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the industry. Scott has expertise in advising clients regarding fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law and federal Anti-Kickback Statute; HIPAA and state privacy and data-breach laws; and the legal requirements for Institutional Review Boards and clinical research.
A substantial part of Scott’s practice is assisting clients, in health care and other industries, with data privacy and security. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. (CIPP/US), through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Scott helps clients comply with HIPAA, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR), and other federal and state privacy laws. Scott has represented many health care providers and other entities in connection with data breaches, as well as investigations by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OCR).
Scott’s background is in government investigations, criminal defense, and litigation. He has helped health care providers and other businesses conduct internal investigations, respond to investigations by the government, and defend against litigation including qui tam cases under the federal False Claims Act.
Scott is also General Counsel for the firm. In that role, he advises his colleagues on matters of professional ethics.