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Elizabeth Scarola

Elizabeth Scarola



Elizabeth Scarola brings an insider’s perspective to her health care practice. In addition to her work on strategic, operational, and legal projects for a large, statewide clinically integrated network of hospitals and providers, she has hands-on scientific research experience. Elizabeth has conducted independent research in pediatric endocrinology and contributed to publications including Journal of the American Medical Associationand the New England Journal of Medicine. Her background gives her a deep understanding of health policy, the Affordable Care Act, value-based reimbursement, population health, and translational research.

Elizabeth enjoys helping health care clients navigate the complexity of implementing strategic and operational initiatives in today’s complex regulatory environment. She frequently advises hospital, provider, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturer clients on federal and state regulatory matters such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, self-referral laws, HIPAA compliance, and federal and private payor issues, including bundled payments, and risk-based contracting. She guides clients through strategic affiliations and transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and contract negotiations. Additionally, she has extensive experience negotiating clinical trial agreements on behalf of hospitals, and has a keen personal interest in precision medicine initiatives.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth was an instructor for an undergraduate course on health care policy, medical ethics, patient safety, and the Affordable Care Act at the University of Michigan. She holds a Master in Medical Science degree from Boston University School of Medicine and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. 

Elizabeth is involved in a variety of volunteer initiatives. She is passionate about her work as a director of the non-profit Seeds of Hope for La Victoria, Inc., which provides medical assistance to residents of La Victoria, Dominican Republic. She has been involved with the organization since its founding, traveling to the area over 10 times, as well as leading others on medical mission trips to the region.

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  • Advised health system, hospital, physician, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturer clients regarding Stark and Anti-Kickback statute compliance.
  • Provided hospital and physician clients with legal advice and counseling on potential mergers; acquisitions; and strategic affiliations, including clinically integrated networks and group purchasing organizations, to help them better compete following health care reform.
  • Represented hospital in reviewing and drafting various hospital service line agreements and amendments, including Emergency, OB/GYN and Radiology.
  • Prepared numerous clinical trial agreements, informed consents, and related transaction documents.
  • Assisted hospital with corporate governance issues, including drafting and reviewing minutes.
  • Assisted health care providers with privacy law analysis and compliance, including reviewing, revising and drafting of Business Associate Agreements.
  • Counseled physician clients and assisted in negotiating physician employment contracts, including practice sales and employment relationships.
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts, including Asset Purchase Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Physician Recruitment Agreements, Physician Employment Agreements, and Medical Director Agreements.

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Professional & Community Involvement


  • Board Member, American College of Healthcare Executives, West Florida Chapter
  • Co-editor, Florida Bar Health Law Section, Health Law Updates
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Notre Dame Law Club of Tampa Bay 


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • The New Jersey Bar, Health Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Healthcare Section
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce


  • Chair, The Junior League of Tampa, Girl Power Committee
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Seeds of Hope for La Victoria, Inc. Chairman
  • Reader, Read to Dream

Speaking Engagements

Pro Bono

  • Crossroads for Florida Kids
    •  Advise, counsel and advocate on behalf of young adult transitioning out of foster care system (2018)
  • Seven Mile Music
    • Prepared organizational documents and IRS 1023 tax-exemption application
    • Tax Status obtained (2017)
  • Eric’s About Face Inc.
    • Prepared organizational documents and IRS 1023 tax-exemption application
    • Tax-exempt status obtained (2015)
  • Michiana Astronomical Society Inc.
    • Prepared organizational documents and IRS 1023 tax-exemption application
    • Tax-exempt status obtained (2013)


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (M.H.S.A.)
  • Boston University School of Medicine (M.A. in Medical Sciences)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.S./B.A.)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • New Jersey State Courts


  • Graduate Researcher, Children’s Hospital Boston of Harvard Medical School (2010)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan Health Science Scholars Program (2014-2016)
  • Extern, Office of General Counsel, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (2014)
  • Extern, Office of Corporate Counsel, Trinity Health Systems (2015)
  • Extern, Together Health Network (2015-2016)


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