Press Release July 10, 2023

Alston & Bird Expands Health Policy Team with Senior Federation of American Hospitals Official

Alston & Bird has expanded its bipartisan health policy practice with the addition of Jonathan Jagoda, former senior vice president of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH). Jonathan joins the firm as senior policy advisor in the Washington, D.C. office.

“Jonathan is an experienced professional who has worked on the most intractable health issues of our time. He is a problem solver who knows the health care industry like few others,” said Tim Trysla, chair of Alston & Bird’s Health Care Legislative & Public Policy Group. “We look forward to collaborating with him as our practice continues to see robust growth in health policy.”

“I am proud to have been a member of the FAH team during these important years of my career,” Jonathan said. “I have the highest regard for the organization, the leadership of Chip Kahn, my former colleagues, and of course, its exceptional membership. At Alston & Bird, I look forward to expanding my work to include physician groups, payors, and other stakeholder clients and issues.”

Jonathan led the congressional affairs division of the FAH, representing nearly 1,000 community hospitals and health systems in both urban and rural areas across 46 states. He developed and executed the FAH’s legislative strategy on behalf of the organization’s acute, post-acute, and behavioral health member hospitals.

Earl Pomeroy, Alston & Bird senior counsel and former long-time congressman from North Dakota, said, “Jonathan has proven to be a superior strategist and advocate. Because of his significant experience, he will immediately make a valuable contribution to our practice, one which already has senior depth in almost all aspects of health policy”.

Alston & Bird’s national health care practice draws on the strength of Alston & Bird’s platform, including the firm’s public policy, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance, FDA, biotechnology, government investigations, and litigation offerings. With a diverse client base and attorneys experienced in nearly every facet of the health care industry, the practice provides a unique and multidisciplinary perspective on policy, legal and business issues. The Alston & Bird team advises on matters before Congress and the Executive Branch, including the White House, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and its operating divisions, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The practice includes Joyce Gresko, a former public policy advocate and political campaign professional who advises clients on health care regulatory, legislative, and compliance matters; Elinor Hiller, formerly of CMS; Brian Lee, a former CMS contractor for the agency’s delivery system reform efforts, including bundled payment models; Jane Lucas, former White House public policy and health care counsel and former legislative director for Senator John Thune; JP Paluskiewicz, former Republican chief health counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; Michael Park, former health policy counsel to Senator Charles Grassley; former nine-term member of the House Committee on Ways and Means Earl Pomeroy and his former chief of staff Bob Siggins; Mark Rayder, legislative staffer to three former members of the House Committee on Appropriations; Tim Trysla, formerly of CMS; and Marilyn Yager, former deputy assistant to the President in the Clinton White House.

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