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Executive Vice President & Director of Operations
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Alex is Executive Vice President & Director of Operations at
Alex assists clients with their legislative and regulatory needs on a wide range of issues, including health care, telecommunications, technology, energy, and federal procurement. Prior to joining ML Strategies, Alex served for over six years as chief counsel for Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. He was the lead policy counsel for Senator Snowe on health insurance market reform, individual and employer-based insurance, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and health care tax incentives. He worked on numerous bills, including the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009;" "Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010;" "Small Business Health Fairness Act;" and "Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Act." He advocated for health care legislative and regulatory issues before Senate Finance, HELP, Commerce, and Homeland Security Committees, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor. Along with health care policy, he advised the Senator on energy, financial services, innovation, and technology matters.
Alex is also an adjunct assistant professor of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, and teaches courses on Basics of Legislation and Regulation and the Data Quality Act and Public Health.
Alex is regarded as one of the leading congressional staff specialists on the regulatory process and how federal agencies promulgate rules and regulations. He has developed numerous bills and amendments reducing the regulatory compliance burden of business.
Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Alex was a legislative analyst, with a focus on health and environmental regulatory issues, at the National Multi Housing Council. He was also a research clerk at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, studying Medicaid reimbursement and long-term health insurance planning. Alex was also the chief articles editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.
L.L.M., with highest honors, from the George Washington University Law School
J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center
B.A. in English and History from the University of Texas at Austin
What Obama's Re-Election Means for Health Care Policy, Law360 (11.06.2012)
Administrative Process in an Information Age: The Transformation of Agency Action under the Data Quality Act, Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, Spring 2005.
The Civil Rights of Institutionalized People, Maryland Bar Journal, January 2003.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sports Related Concussions: The Merril Hoge Story, Seton Hall University Journal of Sport Law, Winter 2002.
The Wild Wild West: Inadequate Regulation of Genetic Reproductive Technology, Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, Fall 2001.
Recognitions & Awards
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards: a Top Author on the Affordable Care Act (2016)
Champion of Small Business Innovation: “For Exemplary work on behalf of America’s SBIR Community” – Presented by Small Business Technology Council and National Small Business Association (2012)
The Council for Excellence in Government: Cutting the Red Tape Excellence Award
Organized and directed a coalition of small business technology companies from across the country that played a leading role in congressional advocacy that successfully reauthorized the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Represented a leading telemedicine technology company in efforts to develop and introduce federal legislation that would help to accelerate broader adoption of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring.
Speaker, The University Club’s Business Alliance Committee, A Fireside Chat with a Washington D.C. Insider | Tax reform, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Defense and the Presidency with Alex Hecht, San Diego, CA (10.06.2017)