W. Scott Keaty

W. Scott Keaty


W. SCOTT KEATY has a commercial litigation and a commercial transaction practice.

Scott has broad experience in representing clients involved in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract and business tort litigation and health care litigation. Scott also has a media law practice, focused on First Amendment issues. Recently, Scott has represented an integrated healthcare system in a claim filed by a former medical resident. Scott has also recently represented a research foundation in a contractual dispute and a media client in connection with various public record request and reporters' privilege and shield law matters. Scott has also been involved in various commercial transactions, including various mergers and acquisitions.


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Media Law
  • Medical Marijuana Law


Scott received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 1991. During 1994-1995, he served as a law clerk to Honorable John M. Shaw, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana.


Scott is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations and previously served on the Louisiana State Bar Association Adhoc Committee on Revisions of Rules Governing Bar Admission. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana.


Presenter, "Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need)," at Ochsner Medical Center, on November 28, 2016.

Presenter, "Overview of Stark law," at Ochsner Medical Center, on October 24, 2016. 

Presenter, "Get What you Want (Or At Least What You Need)," given to the Louisiana State Medical Society 2016 House of Delegates. 

Physician's Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute - Part IILouisiana State Medical Society and KSWB Blog, January 16, 2017.

Physician's Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute - Part ILouisiana State Medical Society and KSWB Blog, October 31, 2016.

Physician's Guide to Stark Law - Part IILouisiana State Medical Society and KSWB Blog, September 27, 2016.

Physician's Guide to Stark Law - Part ILouisiana State Medical Society, August 19, 2016, and KSWB Blog, August 24, 2016. 

Understanding Physician Employment AgreementsKSWB Blog, November 18, 2015. 

Avoiding Confusion in Conversion: Ten Bullet Points to Help Providers Transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 Code SetsKSWB Blog, September 1, 2015. 

"Paid for By" Lines in Political Advertisements: Are They Required?KSWB Blog, March 31, 2015

Self-Referral Disclosure Requirements for Louisiana PhysiciansKSWB Blog, June 7, 2014.


Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship, Board Member (July, 2013 - present)

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