Laura O´Neill Ott spent ten years on Capitol Hill working in both the Legislative and Executive Branches of Government focusing on a wide range of health care-related issues. Her tenure on Capitol Hill included working for Senators on both the U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. As a senior staff member, she worked closely with Members, staff and industry to develop policies affecting all aspects of the health care industry in the United States. She also worked closely with Members on budget, policy and oversight matters, frequently involving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the related sub-agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Following her work in the Senate, Ms. O´Neill Ott was appointed by the White House as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She served in this capacity for almost four years while working closely with the Secretary of HHS, the White House, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Domestic Policy Council (DPC) and Members and staff from both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. In her position as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for HHS, she played an important and influential role in developing national health care policies and budgets affecting all aspects of the industry, from drug and medical device research and development, to government reimbursement and national health insurance.
Today, Ms. O´Neill Ott maintains strong relationships both in the Legislative and Executive Branches of the U.S. Government including agency personnel involved in developing and implementing national health care policy. Ms. O´Neill Ott represents clients before Congress and the Executive Branch agencies on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters. In addition to representing clients before the U.S. government, she also works closely with clients to develop highly effective business strategies as they navigate the complex and changing regulatory and legislative process affecting health care in the United States.