Rai Downs

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Raissa H. Downs cofounded Tarplin, Downs and Young, LLC 15 years ago, bringing nearly a decade of Congressional and Executive branch experience to the firm. Downs had served as Subcommittee Staff Director and Healthcare Policy Advisor to Senator Mike Enzi, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She then joined the legislative team at the Department of Health and Human Services in 2002 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation, finishing her tenure after a promotion to Principal Deputy. While her portfolio captured all of the programs under the HHS jurisdiction, she spent a significant amount of time on implementation of the new Medicare Modernization Program and other major regulatory matters before CMS and FDA. Prior to the creation of the firm, Downs was a Vice President at the lobby firm Barbour, Griffith, and Rogers.
Speaking In
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday, February 17
With the arrival of a new administration and the potential for a new Congress, access to medicines…