Key Experience

  • Served as a policymaker for, and public advocate of, the Obama administration’s top international trade priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
  • Has deep experience advising on health care policy and helped lawmakers in both chambers of the U.S. Congress in navigating the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the FDA Safety and Innovation Act of 2012.


Josh Teitelbaum helps Fortune 500 consumer brands and their trade associations navigate Washington’s most difficult issues. He assists clients in developing effective policy responses, political strategies, and communications messages to achieve favorable outcomes that support their organization’s mission. To achieve these favorable outcomes, he has worked with Congress to shape legislation and with Executive agencies to improve Administration action.

Representative Work

  • Advises and advocates on behalf of Levi Strauss & Co. and The Gap Inc. before Congress and the executive branch on trade and other issues.
  • Manages the daily activities and long-term strategy of multi-sectoral coalitions like the Alliance for Trade Enforcement and Business for Voting Rights.
  • Advised the Healthcare Leadership Council on its campaign to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which, if triggered, would have led to cuts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements for health care providers, plans and manufacturers. Secured original sponsors for a bill to repeal the IPAB, then coordinated the identification, pursuit and commitments of Senators and House Members to co-sponsor the bill. Additionally, worked with the leadership in both the House and Senate to include the bill in a larger legislative package. Ultimately, IPAB repeal was signed into law, preventing potentially harmful cuts to health care access for patients and reimbursement for health care providers.


Public Service and Affiliations