Ethan Jorgensen-Earp is a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group and a Washington, D.C., senior public affairs advisor with considerable experience in healthcare and life sciences policy development and government affairs. He develops and executes legislative and regulatory strategies for the firm's nonprofit and private sector healthcare clients, including patient, provider and life sciences organizations, as well as hospitals and health systems.
Mr. Jorgensen-Earp's recent work focuses on furthering both individual and coalition efforts on a wide range of healthcare issues, assisting clients in the development of policy agendas and helping generate consensus on legislative and regulatory strategies before Congress and relevant agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He also expands the scope and reach of his clients, engaging frequently with provider, patient and policy development organizations to generate support for legislative and regulatory initiatives on his clients' behalf. His ability to regularly distill complex information into actionable policy solutions has helped clients effectively communicate their needs to key stakeholders.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jorgensen-Earp served as a federal lobbyist for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where he represented the organization before Congress and the administration. In this role, he helped craft the AAP's legislative and regulatory positions on numerous issues, including drug and medical device regulation, subspecialty healthcare, adolescent health and federal research programs, among others. Mr. Jorgensen-Earp also aided in the development of the legislative and regulatory agenda of the Pediatric Policy Council (PPC), a consortium of academic pediatric associations. While working with the AAP and PPC, he utilized his experience in coalition building, especially with medical provider groups and subspecialty organizations.
Before joining the AAP, Mr. Jorgensen-Earp served as a research associate in the Transformation Center at America's Essential Hospitals (AEH). He performed research on numerous issues related to healthcare quality initiatives and implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions in hospitals and health systems catering primarily to the Medicaid population.
Prior to AEH, Mr. Jorgensen-Earp gained experience in secondary and post-secondary education policy serving as a college advisor with AmeriCorps in southern Virginia. He also served as an intern for Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.).
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