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Alexander Hecht

ML Strategies - Executive Vice President & Director of Operations

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Alex is Executive Vice President & Director of Operations, ML Strategies, Washington, DC. He is an attorney with more than 10 years of senior-level experience in Congress and trade associations.

Alex assists clients with their legislative and regulatory needs on a wide range of issues, including health care, telecommunications, cybersecurity & privacy, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), technology, energy, and federal procurement. Prior to joining ML Strategies, Alex served for over six years as chief counsel for Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) on the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. He was the lead policy counsel for Senator Snowe on health insurance market reform, individual and employer-based insurance, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and health care tax incentives. He worked on numerous bills, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Small Business Health Fairness Act, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Act. He advocated for health care legislative and regulatory issues before Senate Finance, HELP, Commerce, and Homeland Security Committees, as well as the US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor. Along with health care policy, he advised Senator Snowe on energy, financial services, innovation, and technology matters.

Alex is regarded as one of the leading congressional staff specialists on the regulatory process and how federal agencies promulgate rules and regulations. He has developed numerous bills and amendments reducing the regulatory compliance burden of business.

Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Alex was a legislative analyst, with a focus on health and environmental regulatory issues, at the National Multi Housing Council. He was also a research clerk at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, studying Medicaid reimbursement and long-term health insurance planning. Alex was also the chief articles editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy at the University of Houston Law Center.

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Continue to Watch Out for the FTC — AI: The Washington Report

September 29, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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Leader Schumer Holds the Senate’s Inaugural AI Insight Forum — AI: The Washington Report

September 21, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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Announcing the Mintz Federal AI Legislation Tracker — AI: The Washington Report

September 13, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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AI Regulation is Here. Are you Prepared? (Part 1: Unfair or Deceptive Conduct) — AI: The Washington Report

September 8, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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FTC Files Complaint on AI-Related Misleading Claims — AI: The Washington Report

September 1, 2023 | Article | By Robert Kidwell, Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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Judge Rules Content Generated Solely by AI is Ineligible for Copyright — AI: The Washington Report

August 23, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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Artificial Intelligence and Copyright — AI: The Washington Report

August 17, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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The FTC’s Investigation of OpenAI — AI: The Washington Report

August 10, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

Read the latest edition of AI: The Washington Report, a joint undertaking of Mintz and ML Strategies covering potential federal legislative, executive, and regulatory activities related to AI, including about the Civil Investigative Demand the FTC recently served to ChatGPT developer OpenAI.
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The National AI Research Resource and the CREATE AI Act — AI: The Washington Report

August 4, 2023 | Blog | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

Read about Representative Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA-16) CREATE AI Act, and the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource that this bill would establish.
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The White House’s Voluntary Framework for Ensuring Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI — AI: The Washington Report

July 27, 2023 | Article | By Bruce Sokler, Alexander Hecht, Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Raj Gambhir

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News & Press

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The Boston Globe covered the change in leadership structure of ML Strategies. The article highlights the promotion of Steven Baddour to Executive Vice President & Director of Operations in the Boston office.
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JD Supra has recognized Mintz in its 2017 Reader’s Choice awards, highlighting the most widely read authors and articles over the past year. Eleven Mintz attorneys were named JD Supra Top Authors in four industries and Mintz was recognized as the Top Firm with readers in the Energy Industry.
ML Strategies has announced the promotion of Alex Hecht and Julie Cox. Mr. Hecht will now serve as Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. Ms. Cox will now serve as Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Manager of Operations.
Alexander Hecht, Vice President of Government Relations of ML Strategies, is participating in a panel discussion at the 2016 TCPA Washington Summit, presented by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement.
ML Strategies Executive VP & Director of Operations Alex Hecht and Manager of Government Relations Eli Greenspan authored this HFMA Advisor article discussing the impact that states transitioning their Medicaid populations into managed care has had on individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
Alex Hecht, ML Strategies Executive Vice President and Director of Operations; Eli Greenspan, ML Strategies Manager of Government of Relations; and Rodney Whitlock, ML Strategies Vice President, authored a Physician Solutions Magazine article discussing growing interest in telemedicine.
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Events & Speaking

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Health Care & Cybersecurity: A Powerful Combination

ML Strategies, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004

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ATA Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show

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Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Recognition & Awards

  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards: a Top Author on the Affordable Care Act (2016)
  • Champion of Small Business Innovation: "For Exemplary work on behalf of America's SBIR Community" - Presented by Small Business Technology Council and National Small Business Association (2012)
  • The Council for Excellence in Government: Cutting the Red Tape Excellence Award
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Alexander Hecht

ML Strategies - Executive Vice President & Director of Operations

Washington, DC