Louis T. Agnello is an associate in the public law and policy practice.
Practice & Background
Mr. Agnello advises clients on a wide range of health care policy, regulatory and legislative issues.
Prior to joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Mr. Agnello served as senior counsel in the office of Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM). In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing Sen. Heinrich’s health care legislative agenda while also providing counsel regarding federal and state statutes, regulations, administrative procedures and legislative proposals. During this time, Mr. Agnello focused his efforts on leading a bicameral examination of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) statutory Medicaid fraud enforcement regime and, separately, helped secure a two-year delay of the “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost health insurance plans.
Previously, Mr. Agnello also served as legislative assistant in the office of Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), where he focused on developing legislative and regulatory strategies on health care issues, such as ACA implementation, and passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act and the Medicare IVIG Access Act. He served as a legal, regulatory and health policy advisor to Rep. Matsui in her roles as a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force.
Mr. Agnello was also involved in the 2016 election campaign as a voter protection attorney for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. In this role, he focused primarily on educating campaign staff, state election officials and voters on applicable election law, policy and procedures.
Mr. Agnello received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, his M.P.H. from The George Washington University and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.