Sarah T. Mills represents the interests of health care clients, including global health, biosecurity, non-profit patient advocacy, and health professional organizations; non-profit hospital systems; and medical device companies. Sarah has provided strategic counsel to officials at both the federal and state levels of government and to health care industry investors. She is adept at creating, evaluating, and employing effective strategies to advance clients’ interests. Sarah is a member of the District Policy Group.
Before joining the firm, Sarah was an analyst at Potomac Research Group, where she advised institutional investors and private equity firms on federal legislative and regulatory policies affecting the health care sector. Leading the pharmaceutical and FDA practice, Sarah worked closely with congressional offices, regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and private industry to educate clients on regulatory approvals, drug pricing – including Medicare and Medicaid – patient access, and intellectual property matters. She also advised the firm’s clients on issues relating to health services and both public and private insurance.
Previously, Sarah served as the Director of Federal Affairs and State Policy Advisor to Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, where she was responsible for advancing the state’s federal policy agenda on Capitol Hill, before the Administration, stakeholders, and at various state and local levels of government. She also provided counsel on federal and state policy initiatives and coordinated responses to a wide range of federal policies impacting the state, including health reform.
In addition, Sarah served as a Legislative Aide for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary under the leadership of Ranking Members Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and Arlen Specter (R-PA). During her time on the committee, she handled issues including intellectual property, medical malpractice, and oversight and reform of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She also was responsible for matters relating to judicial reform and judicial nominations, including the nominations of Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Sarah has additionally served as a consultant on grassroots organization for health and wellness initiatives.
- Southern Methodist University, B.A., Political Science and Public Policy