Kendall Hussey assists with the research, development and implementation of a legislative strategy for her clients. She has worked on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act and regulations that have stemmed from that law. She works on behalf of several health care organizations, including coalitions of health care providers, medical professionals, patient advocates and other stakeholders.
Ms. Hussey identifies and conducts research on key and emerging health care policy issues, including funding opportunities, and legislative and regulatory developments to address client interests. She also advocates on behalf of clients in congressional lobbying efforts.
Before joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Ms. Hussey was a senior policy specialist at another Washington, D.C., law firm. Prior to that, she worked for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, assisting the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and the Public Health Preparedness Staff Director with preparation and coordination of hearings and markups, performing research on various legislative projects, and meeting with constituents and stakeholders on health policy issues. While working for Sen. Burr, Ms. Hussey gained extensive knowledge of the legislative process, including the development and advancement of health legislation. Prior to her work in the Senate, Ms. Hussey also worked at a Washington-based government relations firm that assists trade associations, companies, cities and universities in their dealings with the federal government.