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Heather Meade

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Principal
Ernst & Young, LLP


Heather Meade is a Principal in EY’s Washington Council Practice. Heather specializes in health care and tax-exempt policy and advises business leaders, policy makers, trade associations, and not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of policy issues. She also provides strategic legislative and regulatory advice on the Affordable Care Act and employee benefits, and works with a diverse group of health care payors, providers and manufacturers.

Prior to joining Washington Council, Heather served as ERISA counsel to several Fortune 100 companies, employers, insurers and unions in matters related to health care, employee benefits and public policy at The Groom Law Group.  She was also the Deputy Director of Surrogate Outreach at the Democratic National Committee during the 2004 Presidential campaign, and served on the staff Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) as well as the transition staff of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

Heather received a B.A. in political science, Spanish and international studies from Western Washington University and earned her J.D. with an emphasis on health law from the University of Washington School of Law. Heather is a member of the bar of New York and the District of Columbia.