Beena Patel is a highly skilled, effective policy and government affairs professional with demonstrated leadership and focused results. Beena is adept at synthesizing policy implications, identifying best practices and adapting strategy and tactics to be successful within a dynamic policy environment.
Beena has specialty expertise in working with clients deeply focused in the healthcare space. More specifically, managing coalitions, nonprofits and others that are focused on patient and online safety, access, the opioid epidemic, substance use and mental health disorders, and the role of online platforms – and often the intersection of all these areas!

Past Experience

Immediately prior to joining Faegre Drinker Consulting, Beena earned a master’s in public policy from the University of Southern California. In between her undergraduate and graduate school studies, Beena worked with Southern California nonprofits focused on public health and wellness, facilitating community outreach and public awareness, as well as lobbying at the state and local levels.

Beena is a consulting professional within Faegre Drinker Consulting, and does not act as a lawyer for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Drinker Consulting practice.

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Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

Civic Activities

  • California State Society
  • Amnesty International USA
  • Human Rights Watch Global Network
  • University of Southern California — DC Alumni Chapter


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2014; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16, 2018-19
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration)
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