Baptist Health attorney named one of the nation’s top in-house counsel
September 6, 2017 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Health is pleased to announce that G. Scott Baity, JD, BCS, deputy general counsel for Jacksonville’s largest health system and private employer, is a 2017 recipient of a First Chair Award for excellence in legal counsel. The prestigious First Chair awards, which honor more than 150 of the nation's top in-house counsel for their accomplishments in the past year, recognize leaders in their areas of practice who have made significant contributions to the legal community through their hard work and innovation.
Baity was recognized in the category of Top Assistant General Counsel. This accomplished attorney, who has spent more than 20 years at Baptist Health, first as a staff attorney and later as an associate general counsel, combines his legal and business expertise to provide management with insight on business strategy and development in connection with negotiation and management of health system contracts.
"Working at an organization like Baptist Health, alongside such talented attorneys, executives and clinicians, is rewarding in itself," said Baity, who was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. "Still, it is an honor to have been recognized by my peers in the broader legal community and to be affiliated with the First Chair organization."
Baity, a graduate of the University of Florida and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, has been board-certified as a specialist in health law since 2003 and has been named one of Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers in Healthcare since 2012. He is a member of the board of directors of The Arc Jacksonville, and serves on the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar, which oversees the awarding of board certification to Florida attorneys.
First Chair honorees are selected by a committee of attorneys from top law firms around the country. They were honored Aug. 30 at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala in Chicago.