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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, 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.

Education

  • George Washington University (LLM)
  • University of Houston Law Center (JD)
  • University of Texas - Austin (BA)

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

Recent Insights

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Monthly TCPA Digest – February 2019

February 25, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Elana R. Safner, Radhika Bhat, Russell Fox

This issue covers the FCC’s adoption of a proposal to extend anti-spoofing rules to calls originating outside the US, the continued push for call authentication and blocking, and renewed efforts to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.
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TCPA Legislative Update - February 2019

February 25, 2019 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

This issue covers the FCC’s adoption of a proposal to extend anti-spoofing rules to calls originating outside the US, the continued push for call authentication and blocking, and renewed efforts to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – January 2019

January 16, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Elana R. Safner, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest covers an FCC petition on how the TCPA defines telemarketing and dual purpose and an Eighth Circuit holding for an insurance carrier based on record-keeping.
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TCPA Legislative Update – December 2018

December 17, 2018 | Article | By Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly

Although the end of the year is in sight, Congress continues to work hard on legislation to combat robocalls. Last month, Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED, Act.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – December 2018

December 17, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Elana R. Safner, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest examines recently introduced Congressional bills focused on combatting robocalls and the FCC’s order to establish a single reassigned numbers database.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – November 2018

November 19, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

This TCPA Digest covers the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic case and provides news from the FCC, including a notice to voice providers that action will be taken if the industry-led call authentication system doesn’t materialize soon.
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TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest – October 2018

October 22, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

Read about recent TCPA cases and FCC comment periods on automatic telephone dialing systems, call blocking technologies, and a proposed emergency use exemption to the TCPA.
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TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest – September 2018

September 20, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

In this issue, we look at industry comments on the FCC’s report on robocalling and efforts to urge the agency to reconsider its reassigned numbers database proposal. In addition, we examine a recent circuit split on what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) in the Third and Ninth Circuits and what that means for TCPA defendants. The split follows the D.C. Circuit’s May 2018 decision in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, which set aside the FCC’s “unreasonably expansive interpretation” of what constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system.

President Signs Legislation Reforming CFIUS & Export Controls

August 28, 2018 | Alert | By Alexander Hecht, R. Neal Martin

Congress has continued its 57-year tradition of passing an annual defense authorization bill with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 finalized by Congress on August 1 and signed into law by President Trump on August 13. The NDAA makes important reforms and updates to the process by which investments in U.S. businesses by foreign persons are reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and updates and codifies Department of Commerce practices related to export controls.

TCPA & Consumer Calling Digest - August 2018

August 13, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Jennifer Lynn Kelly, Radhika Bhat, Anne-Marie Dao, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott, Elana R. Safner

This issue provides insurance information for companies facing TCPA lawsuits and identifies the types of policies and provisions that may offer coverage. You will also find an update on the status of the proposed reassigned numbers database as well as information about a new FCC Public Notice, released August 10. Comments on the Public Notice are expected to lay the groundwork for the FCC’s next major action on call blocking and methods to eliminate illegal robocalls.

News & Press

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.

Events

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ATA Annual Telemedicine Meeting and Trade Show

American Telemedicine Association

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN