Scott chairs the firm’s Health Care Litigation and Regulation and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups. He has broad litigation and trial experience in complex commercial and tort litigation matters, with an emphasis in medical negligence and professional liability cases. He has represented hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in high-exposure medical negligence and wrongful death matters.
As Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Scott represents healthcare entities, businesses and other organizations in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters involving federal and state privacy requirements, data breach prevention, investigation and response, and consultation relating to data security policies, procedures and employee/staff training.
Scott also represents hospitals, individual providers and other healthcare entities in a variety of matters relating to federal and state healthcare regulations, licensing, agency oversight and professional board complaints and investigations.
Additionally, he is adept at written and oral advocacy, including complex motion practice and appellate and special action briefing and argument. He has substantial experience in injunctive matters, including cases involving temporary restraining orders, alternative dispute resolution, discovery processes, and issues relating to electronically recorded and stored information.
Scott heads the firm’s Litigation Advocacy Training Program, an intensive six-month course during which the firm’s new ligation associates take a fictional multi-party dispute through the entire litigation process, from the preparation of initial pleadings through witness interviews, discovery (including electronic discovery), depositions, and motion practice and oral argument, ultimately culminating in an actual jury trial, featuring volunteer jurors from the community and a sitting Arizona Superior Court judge presiding.
Health Care Litigation and Regulation
E-Discovery and Data Management
Medical Negligence Defense
Privacy and Data Security
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