Baton Rouge attorney Scott M. Levy joined Amedisys, Inc., a national home health and hospice provider, in 2015 as its director of government affairs. He is responsible for leading the health care provider’s legislative and regulatory strategies at the federal and state level. He also is directly involved with managing all state and federal trade association relationships where Amedisys is a member.
Prior to joining Amedisys, Levy spent four years with Adams and Reese, L.L.P., as a member of the firm’s Special Business Services Practice Group. He litigated cases through trial, was involved in complex regulatory transactions and was a registered lobbyist. His expansive practice included representing a wide array of clients in procurement matters in Louisiana, including health care companies, insurance firms and other service providers. He also represented clients before the Louisiana Public Service Commission on telecommunications, water, wastewater and transportation matters.
Levy is a former law clerk for Judge Timothy E. Kelley in the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. He also served as a law clerk in the Executive Counsel’s Office, Office of the Governor, during Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tenure.
Prior to law school, he worked in state government as an administrative aide with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Baton Rouge. He has experience at the federal level, employed in various positions with the U.S. Department of Education and as a member of the White House Advance Team in the Office of Presidential Advance. He was one of the working points of contact during visits of the U.S. President, including working with the host committee or host government, the U.S. Secret Service and the White House Military Office to ensure a smooth event for the President and guests. During his tenure, he was appointed as a member of “Team NOLA,” responsible for traveling to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina to participate in on-the-ground and air assessments to determine accessibility for a Presidential visit. He returned for every trip taken by former President Bush or Vice President Cheney after the storm. He also traveled internationally, facilitating visits to Beijing, China; Panama City, Panama; and Riga, Latvia.
Levy earned his JD degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was a member of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Committee. He double-majored at Louisiana State University, earning a BA degree in political science and a BA degree in mass communication, both in 2004. As an undergraduate, he was president of the LSU Interfraternity Council; student member of the LSU Athletic Council; director of student activities for the LSU Student Government; and senator in the LSU Student Senate.
He served as chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s (BRBA) Young Lawyers Section Council and was a member of the BRBA’s board of directors (ex officio) and the Finance Committee. He was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2014-15 Leadership LSBA Class. In 2014, he was appointed to the board of directors for Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. He is an alumnus of the Class of 2004 of Leadership LSU, a program for students seeking leadership roles in the communities where they will be living and working. He is a former LSU Law Center Student Representative with the 2009 “Belly Up With The Bar” Committee.
In 2014, Levy was named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s
annual “40 Under 40” list recognizing outstanding young professionals.
He and his wife, Candace, have three children, his “daily inspiration.”