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Jacob  Simpson
Jacob  Simpson

Jacob Simpson

Associate - Baton Rouge
Jacob Simpson is an associate in the Baton Rouge office and focuses his practice on Health Care and Life Sciences. Jacob provides regulatory, compliance and transactional advice to a broad range of clients, including health systems, physician practice groups, hospital service districts, institutional review boards, and FQHCs. He offers clients a unique perspective, combining experience from both outside and inside the institutional setting.

Jacob has significant experience in health care facility licensure, including hospital, ASC, and IDTF licensure, Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, CLIA certification, and associated regulatory requirements including DEA, CDS and Pharmacy licensure. Jacob works on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers, including those relating to the HIPAA, the Federal Tort Claims Act, Stark Law and others.

Jacob also advises clients on research compliance and human subject protection, including rules and regulations related to Institutional Review Board ("IRB") oversight of clinical research and has extensive experience with clinical trial requirements, informed consent, health information privacy, electronic records and signatures, as well as research compliance and misconduct. He is also a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and counsels clients on a variety of IP matters including technology transfer, confidentiality and material transfer agreements.

Jacob served on active duty in the United States Air Force as Judge Advocate General, where he proudly served as a health care attorney for a major academic medical center and a regional consultant for seven military treatment facilities in a four state geographic area. He also currently serves in the same capacity as a member of the US Air Force Reserves. In addition, Jacob has significant experience in government contracting and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, serving as lead attorney in all aspects of multi-million dollar construction, services and supply acquisitions, including acquisition strategy, negotiation, source selection, warranty and post-award protests for the Department of Defense’s largest installation.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Simpson earned a degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and engaged in biomedical research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2006

Louisiana State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2000


Louisiana, 2006

United States Patent & Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney

Professional Associations

Chair, Health Law Section, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2015 to present

Board Member, Women's Hospital Institutional Review Board (Clinical Research)

Health Care Attorney, USAF Reserve, JAG (Medical Law Consultant)

American Health Lawyers Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Air Force Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Longevity Service (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)


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