Asha Scielzo

Asha Scielzo is Law and Government Health Law & Policy Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law. In this leadership role, Professor Scielzo assists with development of the health law and policy curriculum, recruitment of adjunct professors, expansion of health law externships, career counseling, career panels and other programming. She advises the student-led Health Law & Policy Brief and Health Law & Justice Society. She founded and manages the annual WCL National Health Law Writing Competition and directs the annual Health Law & Policy Summer Institute.

Professor Scielzo also serves in the capacity of Special Counsel in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Health Care practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. In this role, she concentrates her practice on health care regulatory counseling, with significant expertise in fraud and abuse and reimbursement considerations and their impact on day-to-day operations, corporate compliance and governance, and transactions.

A leader in the health law academic community, Professor Scielzo has assisted several law schools with the development of health law curricula for their JD and LLM programs. She teaches a wide range of courses on the subject of health care fraud and abuse, compliance, governance, and mergers & acquisitions at various law schools, including AUWCL, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center.

Professor Scielzo is an active leader and member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), having served for many years as the Chair of the Planning Committee for the annual AHLA Fundamentals of Health Law Conference. She also had the privilege of serving as the At-Large member of the AHLA Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 year. She is a frequent speaker and author in the field of health law, and serves as a mentor to several law students and young lawyers.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Scielzo worked as a health care strategy analyst at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. and coauthored articles published in distinguished clinical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and Critical Care Medicine.

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1999 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania 1995