Barrye Panepinto Miyagi, JD, CMSP, is a Partner at Taylor Porter. She practices in the areas of general litigation, toxic tort defense, alternative dispute resolution, and Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance.
Barrye has more than 25 years of experience defending some of the region’s most prominent petrochemical, energy and manufacturing companies. She defends premises owners in chemical exposure cases and other personal injury claims. She also defends premises and product manufacturers in asbestos-related cases. Barrye has managed large dockets of asbestos-related and hearing loss cases. She is dedicated to addressing her client's specific needs, whether that be litigating a case or working towards a cost-effective, reasonable resolution.
Barrye also has significant experience in handling settlement and litigation issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Barrye counsels businesses on the Medicare rules and regulations, including identifying and resolving Medicare’s interest in settlements and judgments, as well as complying with Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act.
Barrye has written Medicare corporate compliance programs for Fortune 500 Companies, drafted and successfully argued motions to ensure that parties comply with the Medicare regulations and served as the lead defense lawyer addressing Medicare compliance issues in large, multi-party asbestos, benzene and NORM-related matters.
Barrye is certified by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer (CMSP) Professional. The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the workers’ compensation and liability insurance industry and have demonstrated superior knowledge and skills in the field of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.
Barrye has experience as a mediator. She attended Harvard Law School’s Professional Instruction for Lawyers - Mediation Workshop. She also has served as the Attorney-Chair on Medical Review Panels and Accounting Review Panels.
Barrye is AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.
Barrye earned her J.D., in 1992, from the LSU Law Center, where she was Chairman of the LSU Moot Court Board from 1991 to 1992. She served as a Faculty Member of the LSU Trial Advocacy Program in 1999. Barrye earned her B.S. from LSU in 1989.
In the community, Barrye currently serves on the Theatre Baton Rouge Board of Advisors on both the Strategic Development and Board Development committees.
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