Nixon Peabody expands Healthcare practice with another returning attorney

June 07, 2022

Director of Media Relations
Nicholas Braude

Rochester, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP continues to expand its Healthcare practice across New York State with the return of attorney Scott Simpson, who rejoins the law firm’s Rochester, New York, office as counsel.

Scott was previously a Nixon Peabody associate from 2005 to 2009 and 2011 to 2012. He is also the latest in a recent string of attorneys returning to the firm, both in Rochester and across the firm’s other offices.

Scott focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters. This includes acquisitions and affiliations, fraud and abuse compliance, physician contracting, government investigations, administrative audits, and patient privacy and provider security.

Prior to returning to Nixon Peabody, Scott served as senior in-house counsel for a large academic medical center, and he was previously assistant general counsel with a Rochester-based community health system serving Western New York.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Scott back to the firm,” said Jared Lusk, managing partner of the firm’s Rochester and Buffalo offices. “Scott’s deep understanding of our community’s healthcare challenges, viewed through the lens of multiple healthcare providers, will help our clients navigate their path forward.”

Nixon Peabody’s Healthcare practice was recently recognized, both nationally and in New York state, by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading healthcare legal practice.

“Tremendous changes across the healthcare industry in recent years continue to force our clients to adapt,” said Peter Egan, leader of Nixon Peabody’s Healthcare practice. “Scott’s industry experience during the most difficult period of the pandemic, combined with his knowledge of regulatory and transactional trends, are vital assets, and we’re excited to introduce him to our clients as a valuable resource.”

Scott earned his JD from SUNY Buffalo Law School, cum laude, and his BA from the College of the Holy Cross. A four-year letterman in ice hockey at Holy Cross, he was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference goaltender of the year for the 1998–99 season and played professionally with the Wichita Thunder. Scott is a member of the American Health Law Association and has served on the boards of directors of a skilled nursing facility and independent senior living communities in the Rochester area.

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