Edward S. Kim brings a unique perspective on national health care policy issues currently being debated in Congress – drawing upon his extensive experience in both the public and private sector to be a thoughtful and effective advocate on behalf of the firm’s federal government relations clients.
Mr. Kim joined the Lockridge Grindal Nauen Federal Relations Group in February 2019 after spending five years in the United States House of Representatives working for Members of Congress who each served on key committees of jurisdiction over health care issues.
Most recently, he held the position of Senior Health Policy Advisor to Texas Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., who was Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, and also served as his Policy Coordinator on the committee. Due to Mr. Kim’s dual role in both Congressman Burgess’s Washington, D.C. office and the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was involved in nearly every significant health care initiative being pushed through the committee, such as the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the bipartisan opioid package (H.R. 6 – the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act), while overseeing the congressman’s health policy team and executing his health care priorities.
While working for the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Kim developed a wide range of healthcare policy expertise, particularly on health provider reimbursements, graduate medical education, and prescription drug pricing. His work allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the operations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Kim previously also worked for Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan as a Health Policy Advisor where he managed the congressman’s Ways and Means Health Subcommittee portfolio. Additionally, he served as a staff member for Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield where he primarily managed the congressman’s work on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and the bipartisan Congressional Diabetes Caucus, in addition to tax, trade, telecommunications, and education issues.
Prior to Mr. Kim’s career on Capitol Hill, he spent more than seven years working for Johnson & Johnson, beginning as an Analyst at J&J Health Care Systems in New Jersey and then advancing in positions of greater responsibility as Senior Specialty Representative at Janssen, where he worked with health professionals at varying levels within the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan market to advance therapeutic options for mental health and senior care.
Mr. Kim received his Juris Doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a native of the Philadelphia suburbs and resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and daughter.