Nick has designed and executed federal affairs strategies that have resulted in legislative, executive branch and regulatory wins for clients, including enactment of multiple pieces of legislation into law. Nick maintains strong relationships with staff on a bipartisan basis and in both the House and Senate. He has successfully represented client interests on nearly every significant piece of health care legislation over the past 15 years, including the 21st Century Cures Act, prescription drug user fee bills, numerous Medicare packages, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a number of annual appropriations bills, particularly the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education spending bill. Most recently, he has also helped clients navigate an array of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health emergency.
Nick regularly writes, speaks and presents on health care policy, the legislative process and related issues and also writes on health care policy topics. Articles authored or co-authored by Nick have been published in Health Affairs Forefront, Stat, Law 360 and the Food and Drug Law Institute.
Strategic Communications Campaigns
In addition to his health care policy work, Nick leverages his experience as a congressional press secretary, campaign manager and reporter to develop compelling messages and materials and help clients secure earned media coverage of their issue to advance overarching policy goals. He also helps navigate crisis situations by advising on communications strategies and tactics.
Nick previously served as a legislative assistant and press secretary to a senior member of Congress and managed two successful reelection campaigns. Before coming to D.C., Nick was a staff reporter for The Times newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey, where he covered various beats, including politics and elections, courts, county and local government, and education.
- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)
A New Jersey native, Nick and his wife Carrie are the parents of six children — four boys and two girls — ranging from infant to teenager and reside in Virginia. Nick enjoys participating in many activities with his wife and children, including Scouting, helping to coach youth sports, and volunteering in their schools and parish community. In addition to time with this family, his other hobbies include reading, especially works on history, faith and fiction; running; hiking; kayaking; visiting historical sites and time outdoors, especially in lakes and mountains in the northeast and the beach.
Nick 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.