Education:

  • Marquette University - B.S., 1968
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, M.P.H. in Administration, 1978
  • Loyola University School of Law - J.D., 1994
  • University of Houston Law Center - Masters of Laws in Health Law, 1995

Licenses:

  • Admitted to the Bar, 1994, Louisiana

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Trained as a Physical Therapist, she incorporates that experience into her legal practice, focusing on regulatory and transactional law, fraud and abuse issues, compliance, civil investigations, Louisiana and Federal healthcare rules and regulations, Medicare reimbursement, medical staff and hospital operational issues, contracts, healthcare business fundamentals and HIPAA requirements and restrictions.
  • United States Federal District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, Federal Judge’s law clerk.
  • Jefferson Parish District Attorney Office, District Attorney, Appellate Division.
  • Department Head - Healthcare Regulatory Practice
  • Faculty/Adjunct - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health (Faculty); Loyola University School of Law; University of New Orleans; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Physical Therapy.

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association, Attorney Division

Awards & Accolades

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" list for 2015

Contact Information

Phone: (504) 830-4150

Email: esf@chehardy.com

Ellen Fantaci

Attorney Ellen Fantaci specializes in Healthcare Law at Chehardy Sherman Williams. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Fantaci was a Physical Therapist, and she incorporates that experience into her legal practice. She focuses on regulatory and transactional law, fraud and abuse issues, compliance, civil investigations, Louisiana and Federal healthcare rules and regulations, Medicare reimbursement, medical staff and hospital operational issues, contracts, healthcare business fundamentals and HIPAA requirements and restrictions.