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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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Read about a bill introduced by a bipartisan group of senators to address AI deepfakes and protect intellectual property in 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.

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Read about two significant federal agency actions taken within 240 days of the issuance of President Biden’s executive order on artificial intelligence in 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.

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Read about a federal rule aimed at creating safeguards for automated valuation models (AVMs) in the real estate industry in 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.

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Read about the Treasury Department’s final proposed rule to implement the Biden administration’s 2023 Executive Order on US investments in national security technologies and products in certain countries in 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.

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Read about the bill introduced by Senators for AI procurement and use by federal agencies

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Read about the FTC and the DOJ’s agreement to divide responsibility over AI oversight in 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.

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Read about three bills concerning AI and elections that were advanced out of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee in 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.

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Read about the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory’s new initiative to assess societal impacts of AI systems in 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.

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Read about a recent Commodity Futures Trading Commission report concerning the risks posed by AI adoption in the derivatives market in 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.

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Read about the Bipartisan Senate AI Working Group’s sweeping AI policy agenda calling for $32 billion in R&D funding in 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.

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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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2023
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2019

Health Care & Cybersecurity: A Powerful Combination

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

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2017
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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