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Ms. Gia Brown Compton

Attorney at Law


Gia Compton has focused a significant part of her legal career working in the public interest. The combination of private, local, and state government practice over three decades resulted in inimitable experience in advising clients through the multi-layered laws and structures governing regulatory and compliance enforcement networks across various industries.  She has extensive trial experience, having tried cases for plaintiffs and defendants involving complex criminal, regulatory and civil disputes. She joined state government when she was appointed to be an Administrative Law Judge for the Office of State Administrative Hearings. She went on to serve in various capacities and divisions in state government including attorney for the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS), Program Integrity Director, Deputy Chief of Medicaid, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division Chief, and Director of Legal Unit for the Office of Inspector General. While Deputy Chief of Medicaid she led the certification process of GAMMIS. She has conducted trainings for the National Association of Regulatory Administration. She was a member of the Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). Her commitment to improving health outcomes was recognized nationally when her name was submitted for consideration as an HHS Assistant Secretary by the Obama Administration.

While Gia is well respected as an advisor on healthcare, long-term care policy, investigations, and Medicaid, her knowledge and experience extend well beyond the healthcare arena. She is a strategist for artists, musicians, writers, and producers in the entertainment space. She has a string of her own production credits as well.  She is a Public Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is an active member of the board of The Bridge Solution which is developing affordable housing, sustainable food sources and economic opportunity.  Gia is involved in local and national bar associations. She was selected to serve as a mentor to the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative Fellows and continues to be present as a resource to their development as executives in the healthcare systems in Nigeria and Ethiopia respectively.

She received her BA from Mercer University and her JD from Emory University School of Law.