Ilisa Halpern Paul, president of the District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath, was named one of the top lobbyists in The Hill's 2015 list of the most influential hired guns, the sought after experts organizations and individuals around the country enlist when they need exceptional representation for policy action on the Hill.  The recognition acknowledges those who have helped firms make their mark on legislation before Congress or regulations moving through the federal rulemaking pipeline. 

The Hill noted that Ilisa is a leader providing regulatory and policy services and counsel for patient advocacy groups. In addition to patient advocacy entities, Ilisa and the District Policy Group represent a wide variety of national organizations and privately held and publicly traded companies. Ilisa and the team are recognized for their work in numerous industries including healthcare, insurance, trade, global health, and life sciences.

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About Ilisa Halpern Paul

Ilisa Halpern Paul leads the District Policy Group and has more than 20 years of experience in government relations, advocacy, and policymaking in non-profit, academic, federally-funded, and government settings. Ilisa’s practice centers on advising clients with respect to advancing their federal legislative, regulatory and programmatic policy agendas. 

Ilisa works with clients, including the American Diabetes and Association and Advocate Health Care, to establish and strengthen relationships with elected officials and federal agencies, develop and implement government relations and advocacy programs, craft effective grassroots campaigns, establish coalitions and third-party stakeholder partnerships, and affect the outcomes of appropriations measures, authorizing legislation and federal regulatory actions. 

Ilisa is particularly skilled in creating innovative messaging, tactics, and materials in support of her clients’ policy goals. She helps her clients by bringing traditional and nontraditional partners to the table in support of common goals, fostering relationships with members of Congress and their staff, and collaborating with the administration and federal agencies. Ilisa frequently speaks at meetings and briefings providing political insight and analysis to help clients navigate the current policy environment. Ilisa has a monthly public policy column with the Morning Consult.