As Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Matt focuses on the critical relationship between the federal government and the private sector. His understanding of policy, economics and the dynamics of the marketplace uniquely translate into his ability to protect and further pursue the interests of the insurance industry. Matt will work to ensure that members are fully informed of all issues that affect the insurance industry. Matt's experience as a both a litigator in the insurance industry and as a policy and research associate in the nonprofit sector enable him to better focus on member and association issues as they arise.
Prior to joining SABIR, Matt worked at the Law & Economics Center, located at George Mason School of Law, where he was a member of the law school faculty. Matt was integral in contributing to a number of empirical projects and long-term studies focused on the impact of governmental intervention in the free market. The organization's key studies were routinely disseminated to targeted policymakers and stakeholders both in Washington and around the country.
Prior to relocating to Washington, Matt was an associate at an international law firm in Chicago. As a civil litigator, he was involved in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, depositions, negotiations, and trial preparation. He gained invaluable insight into the structure of the industry and understands the demands and constraints on the private sector generated by federal regulations. In law school, Matt served as the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Health Care Law and as the Co-Chair of the Student Board of Directors of the Health Law Institute. He was also involved with a number of bar associations closely related to health, insurance, and the intersection of law and policy.
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics, cum laude, from The Ohio State University (2006) and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law (2009), where he also earned a Certificate in Health Law (2009).