Mark Rayder is a senior policy advisor in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office. He provides policy and political expertise on a variety of health care issues and assists clients in developing, designing and implementing their legislative and regulatory strategy.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Rayder served in the public, political, corporate and non-profit sectors. Most recently, he was vice president of public policy for the American College of Gastroenterology and was the senior manager of government affairs at a Fortune 50 Internet and telecommunications corporation.
Named a “Top Lobbyist” in 2010 and 2011 by The Hill newspaper, Mr. Rayder served as an advisor to three members of Congress, including as associate staff to the House Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee. He also managed two successful congressional campaigns.
His policy expertise includes payment and regulatory policy pertaining to physician services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, specialty health plans, post-acute care, veteran’s health programs and appropriations.
Mr. Rayder received a B.A. in history from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
- Legislative and strategic advisor to a medical device trade association.
- Legislative and strategic advisor to a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical corporation.
- Advisor to a niche medical device company on an FDA enforcement matter.
- Advisor to a national physician organization on general and specialty-specific Medicare reimbursement issues.
- Advisor to a specialty pharmaceutical company on the introduction to market of a new Schedule II drug.
- Legislative and strategic advisor to a market-leading, specialty health plan.