Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson

Co-Chair, Health Care Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson

Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson

Co-Chair, Health Care Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

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Dot Powell-Woodson serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Health Care Practice. Dot also serves on the firm's two governance committees, the Executive Committee and the Management Committee.

Dot counsels clients on government health care procurements and contracting, contract administration, and state and federal regulatory compliance relating to complex prime, subcontract and affiliate agreements. Dot’s practice focuses on all major government health care programs (including Medicare, Medicaid, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and TRICARE), and on federal statutory and regulatory requirements applicable both to government and commercial health care offerings (including the Affordable Care Act, the HIPAA Administrative Simplification regulations, the HITECH Act, the federal health care Anti-Kickback Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act).

A significant component of Dot’s current practice is in developing and negotiating complex contracts for various ancillary programs, most notably for pharmacy benefits, but also for dental, vision, disease management, behavioral health, telehealth and various consumer tools. With regard to her PBM experience, Dot has developed and negotiated contracts with all major PBMs for retail, mail order and specialty drug programs and also has assisted clients with direct rebate contracting and contracting for medical rebates. Read more about Dot's PBM experience here.

Dot has served in many different roles connected to the health care industry, including serving as the Governor's appointed Director of Virginia's health care agency, as a Virginia Assistant Attorney General, and as Vice President for Legal Services for two national health care entities. She also served early in her career as a corporate attorney for a Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan.

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Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

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2018

The mission of the American Health Lawyers Association is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality nonpartisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues. AHLA provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers. As a 501(c)(3) organization, AHLA elects not to advocate for or against any particular policy proposals. The public interest efforts of AHLA are designed to provide pro bono materials to the public at large. Visit our Public Interest page for more information about our various initiatives and publications and to make a donation to our Public Interest efforts.

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2016

The mission of the American Health Lawyers Association is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality nonpartisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues. AHLA provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers. As a 501(c)(3) organization, AHLA elects not to advocate for or against any particular policy proposals. The public interest efforts of AHLA are designed to provide pro bono materials to the public at large. Visit our Public Interest page for more information about our various initiatives and publications and to make a donation to our Public Interest efforts.

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2015

TO PROVIDE CIVIL LEGAL AID TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER.

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2016

Representative from North Carolina's 1st Congressional District

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2013

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

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Majority Leader at Office of the House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer

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