Mark Hayes is a lawyer and pharmacist with more than 20 years of federal and private sector health policy experience. Prior to joining the firm, he served for four U.S. Senators (Grassley, Bond, Snowe and Jeffords), including more than seven years as Health Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee republican staff for Chairman/Ranking Member Grassley. In this role, Mark was responsible for leading the policy development, political strategy and legislative drafting for health care issues and negotiating with the White House, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the House of Representatives.
Most recently, Mark was instrumental in the development, negotiations, and floor debate on the key coverage, financing, and delivery system reform provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition, as Health Policy Advisor to the Chairman, he was the principal staff advisor for the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Medicare Advantage elements of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, as well as every other major piece of Medicare and Medicaid health reform legislation passed and enacted over the last eight years.
In addition to his experience on the Hill, Mark has also held the position of Assistant Director for Federal Government Affairs for Hoffman-La Roche. He also worked for former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth as Vice President of St. Louis 2004, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reviving the St. Louis region.
Professional & Community Involvement
Assistant Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
Member, American Bar Association (2008-Present)
Member, Washington Health Summit Planning Committee
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Republican National Lawyers Association