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Alexander Hecht

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Alexander Hecht

P: 202.434.7333
E: ahecht@mlstrategies.com

701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004

Alexander Hecht


Vice President of Government Relations

Alex is Vice President of Government Relations, ML Strategies, Washington, DC and Deputy Director of the Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy. He is an attorney with more than ten years of senior-level experience in Congress and trade associations.

Experience

Alex assists clients with their legislative and regulatory needs on a wide range of issues. 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.

Education

    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

Publications

    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.