August 9, 2020

Volume X, Number 222

Kathy A. Rito

Kathy A. Rito is special counsel in the Litigation Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on litigation, risk management, and regulatory matters for healthcare industry clients.


Kathy represents healthcare providers, businesses, and public entities in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution. She has significant experience representing healthcare providers in medical malpractice claims, peer review hearings, credentialing, and other administrative proceedings, as well as in contracting matters, including drafting medical staff bylaws and negotiating employment and service contracts. Her litigation practice also includes defense of clients in matters such as personal injury, employment discrimination, corporate fiduciary, and bankruptcy.

Kathy regularly provides in-house seminars and advice to clients regarding health law, quality, risk management and bioethical issues, and business formation strategies. She is involved in several professional and nonprofit organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, and serves on the American Diabetes Association Gulf Coast Region Community Leadership Board, as well as the board for Girls on the Run New Orleans. She is an adjunct professor of law at Tulane Law School, where she teaches Bioethics.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Kathy served as statewide litigation counsel for a national LTACH provider, and managed and developed the medical/professional liability practice of a local law firm.

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