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About Gregory D. Frost:
Gregory D. Frost, a partner in the Baton Rouge office, practices exclusively in the area of healthcare. He concentrates his legal practice primarily on the representation of not-for-profit, for-profit and governmental hospitals, and has extensive experience assisting home health agencies, physicians and other types of healthcare providers. Mr. Frost is experienced in Medicaid supplemental reimbursement, complex commercial transactions involving the merger and acquisition of healthcare providers, provider contractual and operational issues, licensure, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory matters. He has wide experience dealing with HIPAA and health information issues, and was one of the first attorneys in the country to be certified in Healthcare Privacy by the American Health Information Management Association.
About Thomas R. Temple, Jr.:
Thomas Temple's broad areas of practice include class action litigation, medical malpractice defense and other healthcare related issues, toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage litigation, products liability defense, transportation and construction general liability claims, as well as a variety of other types of casualty litigation.
About Emily B. Grey:
Emily is the Section Manager of the firm's healthcare section, one of the largest in Louisiana. She represents healthcare providers in a wide range of issues including routine operational matters, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, licensing, provider enrollment, contracting, joint ventures, and healthcare transactions including hospital/physician integration. Emily’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual healthcare professionals and include hospitals and health systems, surgery centers, substance use disorder / addiction facilities, pharmacies, physicians and their practices, behavioral health providers, healthcare management and consulting companies, and other healthcare providers. As stated by Chambers USA 2018, “Clients describe Emily Grey as ‘extremely knowledgeable’ and ‘extraordinarily helpful’... Clients praise her 'positive attitude and orientation towards results and resolution.' She is noted for her handling of transactional regulatory matters and offers noted experience in licensing."
About Clay J. Countryman:
Clay Countryman is a partner in the health care group in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Mr. Countryman represents clients in all areas of the health care industry, with a focus on health care corporate transactions, fraud and abuse compliance, development of health care provider networks and alternative health care payment approaches.
About Jim R. Raines:
James R. Raines is a partner is the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and serves as the Recruiting Partner for the firm. His principal areas of practice include real estate matters, including landlord/tenant and Fair Housing Act litigation and compliance, administrative law, municipal law, workers’ compensation, and compliance with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
About Carroll Devillier:
Carroll Devillier, a partner in the Baton Rouge office, has extensive experience in all types of business and complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients ranging in size from individuals, family owned businesses, mid-sized local and regional companies, national corporations, and Fortune 500 companies in industries such as oil and gas exploration, transportation, regulated waste hauling, non-regulated waste hauling, commercial construction contractors, subcontractors; material providers; heavy equipment lessors; and health care providers ranging from single clinics to, to hospitals to national providers. Carroll is admitted to practice before all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits.
About Judith W. Giorlando:
Judy's practice spans a full range of health care matters, including transactional, regulatory and litigation issues. Judy has been a practicing health care attorney for 30 years assisting hospitals and health systems on a variety of health care legal issues relating to license and regulatory compliance, accreditation matters, medical staff credentialing, and hospital/medical staff relations.
About Catherine M. Maraist:
Catherine M. Maraist is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Her principal area of practice is Healthcare. She has extensive experience in federal criminal law procedure, federal civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, Louisiana civil procedure, health care fraud (civil/criminal), torts, appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, admiralty, employment law, civil rights, professional responsibility, asset forfeiture/money laundering, constitutional claims, and conflicts of law. Ms. Maraist is a writer and lecturer in various areas of federal civil and criminal law, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and Louisiana civil law and procedure.
About Danielle Borel:
Danielle Borel is an associate in the Baton Rouge office, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and healthcare litigation. Her principal areas of practice include litigation involving: healthcare provider licensing and payment disputes; trademark disputes; unfair trade practices and unfair competition; contract disputes; and general business and commercial issues. Ms. Borel litigates matters before the state and federal courts and before administrative courts. She has been involved in appeals before Louisiana administrative courts, Louisiana state courts, Louisiana federal courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Borel has experience in representing pharmaceutical companies in opioid litigation brought by municipalities and counties.
About Kelsey A. Clark:
Kelsey Clark is an associate in the Baton Rouge office, practicing in the area of casualty litigation. She received her Juris Doctor with honors from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University, with honors, in 2012. Kelsey practices in the area of casualty litigation, premises liability, workers' compensation, medical malpractice defenses, and administrative law.
About Rebecca S. Helveston:
Rebecca Helveston is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Her principle practice area is healthcare. Rebecca graduated from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Louisiana State University Flores MBA program in 2013, earning her Juris Doctor and MBA respectively. Rebecca attended Louisiana State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a specialization in Internal Audit and a minor in French.