Hope H. Scott

by Justin Cates
Hope H. Scott
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Blue Shield of California

Hope H. Scott is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Blue Shield of California (Blue Shield), a tax-paying nonprofit health plan with over $20B in annual revenue, serving more than 4M members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets.

Scott also chairs the company’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council. Scott joined Blue Shield in 2012 as Chief Privacy Officer/Privacy Counsel & Deputy Chief Compliance Officer. Recognized for her contributions and leadership, she was promoted to Vice President, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in 2015, to Deputy General Counsel in 2019, and into her current role in 2021.

With over three decades of legal practice experience in the fields of healthcare and privacy law, Scott leads and oversees the company’s Law Department.

Scott was named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times in 2018.

Scott 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 National Black Law Students Association.

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