Administrative Head, Washington, D.C. Office and Practice Group Leader, Federal Government Relations

Michael has deep experience in federal government relations, legislative strategy, grassroots advocacy, political action campaigns and coalition building. He focuses his practice on the health industry (providers and payors) and works in various industries, including pharmaceutical, hospital and health systems, health plans and retail and compounding pharmacy industries. Adept at navigating relationships, Michael works closely with Congress and the Executive Branch, including the Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; the Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Customs; and the Drug Enforcement Agency to create effective lobbying strategies as they apply to the health care sector.

Before Buchanan, he worked for a state hospital association where he was responsible for federal lobbying efforts, strategy and oversight. He also managed congressional and regulatory affairs for several national physician associations that had interests in the laboratory and mental health space. In addition to his experience managing congressional, regulatory and regional relations, Michael worked on several U.S. Senate and statewide campaigns.