Matthew K. Brown




Mr. Brown joined Sullivan Stolier & Schulze LLC in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner in the Healthcare Practice Group of Locke, Liddell, & Sapp, L.L.P. In law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif, an editor of the Tulane Law Review, and a national finalist for Tulane at the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Mr. Brown represents physicians, hospitals, and other health care organizations and businesses, including governmental entities and nonprofits, in transactions, regulatory matters and administrative and judicial proceedings. He is a former Chair of the Governmental and Public Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service. Mr. Brown teaches a course in health care law and has published and presented numerous papers and articles addressing various aspects of health law, employment law, insurance coverage and business litigation.

Professional Associations, Honors and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Martindale Hubbell AV preeminent rated in legal ability and ethical standards
  • New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Top Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Louisiana State and Federal Courts
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims 


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, B.A. (high honors), 1977

Publications and Presentations

  • “Critical Issues in FLSA/Wage and Hour,” Sterling Education Services (2016)
  • “Employers’ Map to the ACA Maze of Requirements,” Sterling Education Services (2016)
  • “Physician Payment Sunshine Rules,” LSBA Health Law Section CLE (2014)
  • “Whistleblower Actions and Other Issues under the ACA,” Lorman Education Services (2014)
  • “How Secure Are Your Healthcare Records?” AORN 59th Congress (2012)
  • “Intro to Health Law,” (NBI 2010)
  • “Special Issues in Medical Records,” Lorman Education Services (2010)
  • “RACs 101,” Louisiana Association of Behavioral Health (2010)
  • “Ethical Consideration Related to Nursing Home Malpractice,” (NBI 2006, 2007)
  • “Long Term Care and Medicare Planning Issues,” NBI (2005)
  • “HIPAA Compliance,” Lorman Education Services (2002, 2003, 2008)
  • Trostorff & Brown. “Legal Developments in 2001: Privacy, Patients’ Rights and Payment Issues in the Limelight,” TIPS on Managed Care (November/December 2001)
  • Fraiche & Brown. “Managed Care Liability: The Year in Review,” TIPS on Managed Care (November/December2000)
  • “Human Resources Legal Issues,” Louisiana Small Business Development Center (2000)
  • “Developments in False Claims Act Litigation,” Lorman Education Services (2000)
  • Abdalian, Brown & Abdalian, “Access to Health Care: Louisiana Minor Consent Statutes,” 151 J. La. State Med. Soc. (1999)
  • “Dealing with Audits and Investigations,” Lorman Education Services (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • “What You Don’t Know About HIPAA and COBRA,” Council on Education in Management (1999)
  • “Defining Your Role in Protecting Your Employees,” Council on Education in Management (1998)
  • Trostorff & Brown. “Stark II: Safer Harbors,” TIPS on Managed Care (March 1998)
  • “Substance Abuse Patient Records,” Medical Educational Service (1998)
  • “The [Employment] Litigation Process,” Labor & Employment Law Update (1998)
  • “Confidentiality of Medical Records,” Lorman Education Services (1998,1999,2001, 2008)
  • Newsom & Brown, “Signs of Things to Come: Texas Legislature imposes medical malpractice liability on managed care entities,” TIPS on Managed Care (Aug./Sept. 1997)
  • “Arbitration and Mediation of Employment Disputes,” Labor & Employment Law Update (1997)
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records,” Medical Education Services (1997)
  • “The Usual Suspects: Employees or Independent Contractors,” Labor & Employment Law Update (1996)