The Office of Legal Affairs and Organizational Integrity serves as in-house legal counsel for LSU Health Shreveport.  

The department's mission is to ensure legal interests of the institution, faculty, staff, students, and patients are monitored and protected.  The staff provides legal counsel for the Institutional Official and the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), while concurrently working closely with Compliance and the Chancellor’s office. 

Legal advice related to Medical School operations and specific legal guidance is provided in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Conflict of Interest Management
  • Medical Malpractice (administration/ assistance with claims and lawsuits and insurance verification)
  • Third Party Liability
  • Immigration
  • Contracts


Susan Armstrong, BS, MSN, MBA, JD, Senior Campus Counsel
Edward Jones, BA, JD, Campus Counsel
LeShonda Lindsey, BS, MA  COI Project Manager
Donna Brothers, Paralegal
Ginger Garfield, Paralegal
Carol Peterson, Legal Specialist
Sheila Simmons, Assistant Coordinator