Robert H. Bradner is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Federal Practice. He joined the firm in 2000 following 13 years in government service. His congressional career included seven years as chief of staff and counsel to Rep. John Edward Porter, former chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.

With more than 30 years of background working in the legislative and regulatory arena, Mr. Bradner provides counseling, strategy development, drafting and advocacy services on a range of complex and difficult federal matters. He has a long track record of effectively impacting policy and funding outcomes on behalf of firm clients.

Mr. Bradner has broad experience in healthcare policy and funding. He works through Congress, the Administration and the regulatory process to shape developments in areas such as Medicare reimbursement, Medicaid, the regulation of healthcare providers, health insurance markets, biomedical research and public health programs. He also works on initiatives related to the Veterans Health Administration and U.S. Department of Defense health programs.

Another focus area for Mr. Bradner is higher education policy, program, compliance and funding issues. Additionally, he often utilizes his extensive background in the federal budget and appropriations process to assist academic institutions, medical centers and a range of nonprofit entities on federal funding matters related to infrastructure, program support, research and development and other matters.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A., History
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


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