Cozen O’Connor: White House Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy Alexandra Campau Returns to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

White House Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy Alexandra Campau Returns to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Monday, August 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – August 6, 2018 – Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Alexandra Campau has returned to the firm and to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies in Washington, D.C. Campau, who joins as principal and director of health policy, will focus her practice on federal health care issues and lead the growth of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ health care practice.

Since January 2017, Campau has served as a special assistant to the president on the White House Domestic Policy Council, where she helped develop and coordinate administration policy around health care reform and reimbursement, including work on a range of issues in Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a number of other health care and health insurance arrangements including Association Health Plans, Health Savings Accounts, and Health Reimbursement Accounts.

Prior to joining the administration, Campau served as health policy counsel to the Senate Republican Policy Committee, advising Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and the Republican Conference on health policy and making recommendations regarding health care reform, Medicare, Medicaid, medical innovation, opioid abuse, the Zika virus, and other major health policy issues. Her work for Chairman Barrasso helped to inform conference members and shape the legislative agenda.

Before joining the Senate Republican Policy Committee, Campau served as health policy advisor and counsel to the House Budget Committee, where she advised Chairman Tom Price and committee members on the U.S. health care budget and evaluated and made policy recommendations regarding Medicaid, the ACA, the National Institutes of Health, and other aspects of the health care system. At the Budget Committee, Campau worked closely with other House committees, as well as the Senate, to develop health care policy proposals that would be included in the 2016 House Budget and House-Senate Conference Agreement.

“Alex’s addition to the team gives our health care government relations practice truly bipartisan, bicameral credentials, and we are thrilled to have her back in the fold,” says Michael J. Heller, executive chairman and CEO of Cozen O’Connor. “Health care and life sciences is one of the largest, most heavily regulated and fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy – and health care advocacy continues to be a driving force in Public Strategies’ growth. With firsthand experience working in the House, Senate and White House, Alex is eminently qualified to tell client stories and advocate on their behalf before policymakers. With her stellar track record, she’ll play a major role in growing our federal health care practice, and our clients are going to love working with her.”

In her role as director of health policy, Campau will help clients understand current regulatory and legislative developments in the health care space and advocate on their behalf to ensure their perspective is heard and understood.

“Alex’s background in the process in both the legislative and executive branches — combined with her top-shelf advocacy skills — will enable her to guide our clients through complex federal policymaking procedures and achieve results,” says Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. “Alex has played a role in nearly every major health policy decision made in the last several years. With her addition, our Public Strategies team has strategic perspective on all of the elements that cumulatively make up our health care system, and I’m incredibly happy to welcome her back to the team.”

After earning her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, Campau earned a J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center and a Master in Public Policy at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy. She began her career at Cozen O’Connor as a health care associate with Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies from 2012 to 2015, where she helped translate regulatory and legislative developments from various federal agencies, crafted formal comments to federal agencies and congressional committees, and conducted legal research and analysis.

“I loved my time at Cozen O’Connor, and I’m honored to be able to return as I begin the next phase of my career,” Campau says. “The firm is made up of smart, dedicated and compassionate advocates who care deeply about their clients and their work. I can’t tell you how excited I am to rejoin them and help position Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies as a leading health care government relations firm.”

Campau represents yet another major addition to Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies Practice. In May, Evan Bayh — the former two-term United States senator and governor of Indiana — joined its Washington D.C. office as a senior adviser to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and as of counsel to Cozen O’Connor.

And in July, Patrick G. Martin — a veteran consultant and former Capitol Hill and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) staffer who has lobbied successfully on behalf of national and international clients before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and a range of state and local governments — was brought in to lead its Midwest government relations and public affairs expansion.

About Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, an affiliate of the international law firm Cozen O’Connor, is a bipartisan government relations practice representing clients before the federal government and in cities and states throughout the country. With offices in Washington D.C., Richmond, Albany, New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Santa Monica, the firm’s public strategies professionals offer a full complement of government affairs services, including legislative and executive branch advocacy, policy analysis, assistance with government procurement and funding programs, and crisis management. Its client base spans across several industries, including health care, transportation, hospitality, education, construction, energy, real estate, entertainment, financial services, and insurance.

About Cozen O’Connor

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