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R. Christopher Martin, Chair


Upcoming Events:


Community Health in the Greater New Orleans region - Policy Considerations and Funding Challenges

As Executive Director for 504HealthNet, Susan Todd brings a brings a unique blend of expertise in the area of primary care access and strengthening health systems in addition to a passion for community involvement. Previously, she served as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). While there she worked on Medicaid, CHIP, and Marketplace enrollment and financing issues, conducted research and analysis for health reform implementation, and participated as a core team member in the White House Initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities. Through that initiative Susan assisted the New Orleans Health Department with their health care access plan and additional projects.


Speaker: Susan Todd, Executive Director for 504HealthNet

Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Time:  12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE: 1 hour of continuing legal education

Cost: NOBA Member Discount - $35; Non - Member $55 (includes light lunch)

To Register:  

1. Email Katie Vutera or

2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or

4. NOBA Members can pay online here

*Cancellations must be received 2 days prior to the event in order to receive a refund, less a $15 administrative fee. 

Recent Events:

Spotlight Article:


Nicholas W. D'Aquilla, The D'Aquilla Law Firm, LLC, and Ryan C. Higgins, Gaudry, Ranson, Higgins & Gremillion, LLC,  explore the topic of Medicare secondary payer regulations in their recent article “The SMART Act Requires Expansion of Defendants’ Administrative Remedies." {click here to read}

On September 12, 2014, the Committee held "The 10 ½ Biggest Mistakes to Make in an Arbitration and the 11.38 Smartest Things to do Right" CLE with speaker Anthony DiLeo.

Medicare CLE with Michael Ecuyer and Nicholas D'Aquilla on May 7, 2014. 

Anticipated Health Care Issues in the 2014 Legislative Session CLE with Senator David Heitmeier held on February 20, 2014

Health Care Law Holiday Luncheon held on December 5, 2013 at Bourbon House.

Recent Developments in Medical Malpractice Caselaw with Natalie Dekaris on September 24, 2013

Trial issues in a Medical Malpractice Setting with Hon. Allison Penzato 

Health Care Law Committee Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Bourbon House