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HLB Opens Federal Government Relations Practice in Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 3, 2012 6:00 AM


Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Federal Government Relations and Public Policy Department.

Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, the new department is led by Martin A. Corry. Veteran health care lobbyist Kelly L. Lavin and economic policy specialist Alex M. Brill round out the team.

“With health care policy moving strongly to the federal level, it is vital that our practice evolve to meet our clients’ needs,” said HLB Managing Partner Robert W. Lundy. “Marty, Kelly, and Alex are a strong team with a proven track record. I am confident they will serve our client interests well.”

“As health reform implementation continues to unfold, the delivery of care is increasingly affected by decision making in Washington,” said Department Chair Martin Corry. “Furthermore, Congress and the Executive Branch will continue to pursue policies to reduce federal health spending, increase transparency and compliance and improve health outcomes. Providers and payers alike will be well served by engaging policymakers to help guide these decisions. We are very excited to join HLB and its nationally recognized team of health care lawyers. We look forward to serving clients in an integrated, outcome-oriented manner.”

HLB’s Government Relations Team

In addition to almost 30 years as a federal lobbyist, Martin Corry is the former Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where he served from 2002-2007. In this capacity, Mr. Corry was involved with a wide range of matters ranging from implementing the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) to the annual issuance of CMS payment rules, where he interfaced with the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to joining CMS, Mr. Corry spent 15 years as the Director of Federal Affairs for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Mr. Corry can be reached at 202.580.7707 or mcorry@health-law.com.

Kelly Lavin brings significant policymaking experience to HLB. She is a former legislative assistant to former U. S. Representative Phil English, who served on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. She served as director of federal government affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Ms. Lavin has expertise in a variety of areas, including Medicare reimbursement, scope of practice and health information technology. She can be reached at 202.580.7704 or klavin@health-law.com.

As the department’s economic policy advisor, Alex Brill’s experience includes serving as the senior advisor to former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Bill Thomas and as the chief economist of that Committee. He also served as an economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors and more recently as a consulting advisor to the Simpson-Bowles Commission. He is currently a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Brill can be reached at 202.580.7705 or abrill@health-law.com.

Scope of Services

HLB’s Federal Government and Public Policy Department is immediately available to assist the firm’s health care clients with a full complement of services, including:

  • Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Proposed Legislation Development and Monitoring
  • Strategic Planning and Risk Assessment
  • Assistance with Funding and Grant Applications
  • Coalition Building

About Hooper, Lundy & Bookman: Founded in 1987, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC is the largest full service law practice in the country dedicated to the representation of health care providers and suppliers. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, D.C., and clients in all 50 states, we meet the business, litigation, regulatory, and government relations & public policy needs of a broad array of health care organizations, ranging from the largest national health care systems to community hospitals and individual physician practices. For more information, please visit our website at www.health-law.com.

(Source: Business Wire )
(Source: Quotemedia)

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