Megan S. Herber

Principal - Faegre Drinker Consulting

Overview

Megan Herber partners with health care clients to develop and execute federal government affairs and policy strategies. She works with clients across the health and life sciences industry, including health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, and coalitions and trade associations with public health missions. She helps clients analyze and develop both legislative and regulatory policy and then navigate congressional offices and federal agencies. She leverages her in-depth understanding of the processes and pressure points that drive federal health care policy to help clients adapt and thrive in an ever-changing regulatory environment.

Recognized as a telehealth policy leader in Washington D.C., Megan speaks and writes on the topic extensively, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in significant policy changes around the delivery of remote care. Megan is also well-versed in a broad range of federal health policy topics including Medicare, Medicaid, CMS rulemaking, HHS agency funding through the appropriations process, the FDA’s patient-focused drug development process and other digital health topics.

Megan is a registered lobbyist for most of her clients, but her teams offer clients much more than solely direct lobbying. With the end goal of patient access to high quality health care always at the forefront, advocacy means finding solutions to problems and knowing how to navigate the government to successfully resolve problems and advance goals.

Government Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Megan was legislative director for U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA), handling her health care portfolio on the prominent House Energy & Commerce Committee. In that role, she was a leader on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Telehealth Working Group and assisted the Congresswoman in leading multiple pieces of bipartisan telehealth legislation, including provisions around telehealth for substance use disorder that became law. Megan’s background as a former congressional staffer provides value to clients as she is familiar with the policymaking process and maintains relationships with key congressional staff. While pursuing her Master of Public Health, Megan served as health policy legislative fellow for former Sen. John Rockefeller IV (D-WV).

Prior Experience

Megan started off her career in health care financial consulting for hospital clients based in California, which gave her a deep understanding of hospital business issues, including billing and coding, contracting, and compliance with government programs. Megan has a Master of Public Health from George Washington University.

Personal Interests

Megan enjoys adventures with her husband and two daughters, including the everyday adventures of raising young children. When she has free time, Megan enjoys travelling, playing recreational soccer, house projects and trashy TV.

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Credentials

Education

George Washington University
M.P.H. in Health Policy (2014)

University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2008)

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Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Cal in the Capital Mentorship Program (2013-22): As a way to stay connected and give back to alma mater UC Berkeley, Megan runs a mentorship program every summer to connect Cal students in D.C. for summer internships to Cal alumni mentors in the D.C. area.
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