Faegre Drinker announced today that Elliot Vice has joined the firm as director with Faegre Drinker Consulting in the Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining the firm, Vice was the Director of Government Affairs at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
With a strong track record in health care advocacy, Vice brings a valuable perspective to help clients develop and advance their strategic goals related to legislative and regulatory policy developments. In his role as government affairs director for NCSBN, Vice managed the legislative and regulatory outreach, public policy agenda promotion and development of strategic relationships, focusing on the nexus between state regulation of health care and its intersection with the federal government. He opened NCSBN’s first D.C. office in 2014 and built the government outreach program from the ground up. He also served on the American Telemedicine Association’s Policy Council and the Steering Committee of the Nursing Community Coalition.
“We are thrilled to be adding Elliot and his exceptional experience in government affairs and health care to our team,” said Nick Manetto, leader of the firm’s federal policy, advocacy & consulting team. “Elliot is extensively well-versed in health care policy and will have an excellent understanding of client needs and what it takes to help them achieve their goals.”
Additionally, Vice has experience as a health care policy advisor at a D.C.-area firm, where he provided strategic guidance to clients advocating for congressional and regulatory activity. He also understands and provides insight into the inner workings of Capitol Hill from his time on the legislative and executive staffs of former Senator Evan Bayh.
In addition to his career work, Vice dedicates his time to the community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Society of Washington, D.C., and of the Wabash Club of the Greater District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College.
Vice is the latest addition to the growing Faegre Drinker healthcare policy team. Ryan Shay, former Legislative Director for a member of the House Appropriations Committee, joined the group in January and Kacey Buderi, previously a Senior Analyst at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), joined the team in mid-November 2021.
Faegre Drinker Consulting team members provide advisory and advocacy services at the intersection of government and the private sector at both the federal and state levels. Consultants serve clients in key industries such as health and biosciences, energy and environment, economic development, financial services, food and agribusiness, media and technology, and technology and privacy — impacting public policy, regulation and procurement to grow businesses and serve missions.