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R. Christopher Martin, Chair


Upcoming Events:

"The Evolving Legal Landscape of Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA Secondary Payer Liens and Subrogation Rights, an Update and a Look Ahead" CLE on September 29, 2015 

Nicholas D’Aquilla, Special Counsel – Garretson Resolution Group, and Michael J. Ecuyer, Partner – Gainsburgh Benjamin, will present on the latest developments in Medicare, Medicaid and ERISA secondary payer laws, including:

  • An important update on the implementation of the SMART Act
  • Critical Congressional action impacting Medicaid secondary payer
  • Insight into new DHH guidance addressing “future medicals” and Medicare set asides
  • A look into the constantly evolving rights of Medicare Part C plans
  • Navigating secondary payer obligations in mass torts and complex litigations


Nicholas D'Aquilla, Garreston Resolution Group  
Michael Ecuyer, Gainsburg, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C 

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Time: 12 Noon - 1 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE: 1 hour of continuing legal education credit

Cost: NOBA Member Discount: $35 ; Non Member: $55

To Register:  

     1. Email Alex Garon or

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

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

     4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.


Recent Events:

On April 8th, Susan Todd joined us to discuss "Community Healthin the GNO area- Policy Considerations and Funding Challenges."

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