McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Karen S. Sealander focuses her practice exclusively in the health sector. She has more than two decades of experience representing and counseling health care providers, health insurance plans, integrated health care delivery systems, professional associations of health care providers and others in the health sector on legislative, regulatory and legal matters.
Karen worked extensively on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She is a registered lobbyist who is well versed in the politics and in the process of federal health policy. She regularly represents clients before Congress, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies. Karen has particular knowledge in matters relating to non-physician providers. She has presented to the National Commission on Allied Health and to the Institute of Medicine Committee on the future of dental education. She has also testified before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Karen has extensive experience formulating and implementing legislative, regulatory, and public relations strategies designed to achieve clients’ objectives. She regularly plans and coordinates Government Days on Capitol Hill, drafts written comments to federal agencies, prepares testimony and witnesses for congressional committee hearings, assesses congressional and Executive Branch developments of potential impact, meets with congressional and administration officials, coordinates coalition activities, among other services.
During law school, Karen was a member of the George Washington Law Review.