Christy Tosh Crider is chair of the Baker Donelson’s Health Care Litigation Group and Women’s Initiative. Christy concentrates her practice in health care litigation, managing the litigation of numerous health care facilities around the country as well as serving as outside general counsel. Christy provides counsel to health care companies on quality assurance, corporate compliance, general business advice and litigation avoidance challenging survey citations, and government investigations. She represents many health care related organizations, including organ procurement organizations and tissue banks, long term care providers, onsite health centers, and one of the largest behavioral health companies in the country.
During Christy’s tenure as the Women’s Initiative Chair, Baker Donelson has earned numerous recognitions an exceptional workplace for women, including being named by Working Mother magazine to its “Best Law Firms for Women” list, being certified as a Gold Standard Firm for four consecutive years by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and being ranked tenth nationally in diversity for women in the 2019 edition of Vault, Inc.‘s “Best Law Firms for Diversity.” The Firm was also recognized by the Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA 2018 as a finalist in the category of Outstanding Firm in Advancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion.
These national accolades are the culmination of years of Christy’s leadership. She has overseen numerous key initiatives including the adoption of an industry-leading parental leave policy; implementation of a firm-wide mentoring program for women; creating a program that awards business development grants to women attorneys; and a training program designed to help women attorneys achieve equity shareholder status. Christy was named a 2018 recipient of the A Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award by FORTUNE magazine.