The Washington, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter is seeking a mid-level associate for the Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group to work exclusively on healthcare and life sciences issues.
The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group is Chambers-rated as one of the top legislative practices at a national law firm. The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group is comprised of approximately 35 people and works in a high-energy, fast-paced environment that rewards initiative and teamwork in the pursuit of quality client service. The Legislative and Public Policy Practice Group advocates for clients before the United States Congress and the departments and agencies of the Executive branch. Professionals in this group include Executive branch political appointees and a bipartisan group of congressional staff alumni. The primary focus of the group is on Congressional and regulatory advocacy on topics including appropriations, defense, education, environmental and energy, financial services, foreign relations, healthcare and life sciences, tax, telecommunications, trade, and transportation. Clients include globally recognized brands, Fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups, leading associations, healthcare systems, educational institutions, units of local government, foreign governments, and coalitions. The healthcare lobbying team’s clients include manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, devices, and medical technology, hospitals and health systems, medical specialty societies and other healthcare providers, non-profits, health IT providers, coalitions, and other healthcare stakeholders.
The healthcare and life sciences policy advisor position will work on a variety of policy issues, including Medicare/Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, drug pricing and other issues impacting the life sciences sector, medical technology, public health, pandemic preparedness, federal funding, health IT, telehealth, and children’s health.
Qualified candidates for this position will have a minimum of five years of experience working in federal legislative and public policy roles, with most of that time focused on healthcare and life sciences policy issues. Candidates should have substantial experience managing projects in a legislative context and prior exposure to developing and executing comprehensive legislative and/or regulatory strategies for a particular client or issue. Relevant experience might include staff work in Congress or government relations work for a corporation, federal agency legislative affairs office, unit of local government, or trade association. Ideal candidates will likely have relevant substantive experience in multiple areas of healthcare and life sciences policy. All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and references. All applicants must be willing to be registered lobbyists.
Candidates must currently be licensed, or currently eligible to become licensed, to practice law in the jurisdiction in which they are applying to work.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a brief writing sample of 5 pages or less that demonstrates an ability to analyze an issue and advocate for a specific policy outcome. Candidates who exceed the page limits or fail to submit an advocacy-based writing sample will not be considered. All interested candidates must submit their documents by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 22. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before October 22.
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