Hope Scott

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Hope H. Scott is the executive vice president and general counsel and corporate secretary of Blue Shield of California, a tax-paying nonprofit health plan with over $24 billion in annual revenue serving more than 4.8 million members in the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. With over three decades of legal practice experience in the field of health care law, Scott leads the company’s Law and Government Affairs departments and chairs the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council.

Scott joined Blue Shield in 2012 as chief privacy officer/privacy counsel and deputy chief compliance officer. Recognized for her contributions and leadership, Scott was promoted to vice president, chief risk and compliance officer in 2015, to deputy general counsel in 2019, and into her current role in 2021.

Scott is an accomplished and highly regarded attorney with extensive experience providing legal counsel, compliance, and risk management leadership for health care corporations with global exposure. She is a collaborative and creative business partner with legal skills and business acumen to contribute to organizational growth and the achievement of strategic objectives. This has brought her national acclaim in privacy, risk, and compliance with a proven record of designing, implementing, and maintaining highly effective and award-winning enterprise risk management, privacy, and corporate compliance programs. She is also a volunteer with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Prior to joining Blue Shield, Scott served as global chief privacy officer and senior privacy counsel with Cigna, as principle of her own law practice (The Law Office of Hope H. Scott), and as senior counsel with Independence Blue Cross. She was named “Elite 100Black Women Leaders by Diversity Woman (2023), one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine (2022), one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine (2019), and one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times (2018).

Scott was graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned her Juris Doctor at Boston University School of Law where she was honored as a Massachusetts Black Judges Conference Book Award Recipient and served as secretary of the Black Law Students Association. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is California Registered In-House Counsel, and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/US). 

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