Stacey Rampy joined Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti in July 2006 bringing five years of experience as a senior health care lobbyist and nearly five years of insights as a policy expert on Capitol Hill.
In Stacey's private sector career, she served as a senior lobbyist with pharmaceutical industry leader, Merck & Co. Inc. As Senior Director and Counsel at Merck, Stacey was the lead Democratic lobbyist. Her responsibilities? Developing company policy and strategy on numerous issues, including Medicare, drug safety, pharmaceutical marketing and intellectual property protections. Her strategies helped Merck and the pharmaceutical industry achieve reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and the pediatric exclusivity law. She also led Merck's efforts to defeat legislation that would have allowed Medicare to institute price controls on medicines.
Several senior positions on Capitol Hill had prepared Stacey for success at Merck. She had most recently served as legislative director for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Stacey managed the Congresswoman's legislative staff and served as chief advisor on all legislative and policy issues. She focused particularly on health care policy. She also led Congresswoman Eshoo's successful effort to enact a top health care priority legislation that provided Medicaid coverage of uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer.
Stacey joined Congresswoman Eshoo's office after spending several years as a legislative assistant in the Senate. There she advised former New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) on health care and education issues. Previously, she served as a legislative assistant for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) where she staffed the Senator on the Appropriations Committee. Other issues garnering her attention included products liability reform, welfare, immigration and housing.
Before starting her Washington career, Stacey was a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. During her tenure she assisted the successful prosecution of 18 defendants involved in a complex tax and welfare fraud conspiracy.more » « less