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.
- 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
News & Press
Share in discussions with Suzanne Schwartz, Acting Deputy Center Director for Science at the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from leading hospitals, and experienced security colleagues on the current landscape, strategic goals, and lessons learned from their own organization’s medical device security journey.
May 13, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Matthew Novian, Elana R. Safner
May 8, 2019 | Blog | By Eli Greenspan, Alexander Hecht
April 29, 2019 | Blog | By Eli Greenspan, Alexander Hecht
The House is poised to pass several noteworthy drug pricing bills this work period, as well as legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Once the House votes on these bills, the question will then become what is the Senate able to pass and what is their appetite for taking it on this summer. We cover this and more in this week's preview.