Adam J. Higgins

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Adam Higgins began his career on Capitol Hill, including legislative work covering a variety of topics. Since leaving Capitol Hill, he has spent nearly a decade advising companies and advocating for their policy goals, with a focus on healthcare and the life sciences. Adam utilizes strong writing and communication skills to advocate for clients effectively in government relations and as he consults on public policy matters. 

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  • During the passage of the Affordable Care Act, produced a weekly update newsletter on the progress of the legislative effort in an attempt to give some insight into the process and the individuals involved. 
  • Executed client projects pertaining to policy and federal government initiatives regarding healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and energy. Focused on healthcare and ensuring patients’ access to medicine. Worked on related bills and initiatives to promote that goal. 
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Experience

  • During the passage of the Affordable Care Act, produced a weekly update newsletter on the progress of the legislative effort in an attempt to give some insight into the process and the individuals involved. 
  • Executed client projects pertaining to policy and federal government initiatives regarding healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and energy. Focused on healthcare and ensuring patients’ access to medicine. Worked on related bills and initiatives to promote that goal. 
  • Educated members of Congress and staff on the business and policy interests of clients.
  • Advocated to members of Congress and staff for various policy initiatives.
  • Has participated in campaign work for state level candidates in New Jersey as well as for congressional candidates in various areas in the Northeast.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • The John Carroll Society (2010 to 2016)
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
    • Lector (2012 to 2016)
    • RCIA Sponsor (2011 to 2012)
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church: Catechist (2015 to 2016)
  • Leonine Forum: Fellow (2015 to 2016)

Services

Prior Positions

  • Ferguson Strategies LLC: Associate (2009 to 2016)
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ)
    • Legislative Assistant (2007 to 2008)
    • Legislative Correspondent (2007)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
May 14, 2018
Below is the federal policy team’s weekly Washington preview, published each Monday when Congress is in session. On Thursday, BakerHostetler hosts its 29th Annual Legislative Seminar. Mike Ferguson and the federal policy team will be...
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Ohio Clock
Government Contractors Could Benefit if Congress Quickly Finishes Spending Bills – But That's a Big ‘If'
By W. Barron A. Avery, Christian B. Jones
May 8, 2018
Republican lawmakers in the coming weeks hope to begin voting on several spending bills as the first step toward avoiding a politically embarrassing budget crisis before this fall’s midterm elections. For years, Congress’ chronic inability...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
May 7, 2018
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Foreign policy is likely to lead headlines this week, as President Trump plans to decide whether the U.S. will remain in...
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Ohio Clock
Congress Unlikely to Approve New Tax Cuts this Year
April 24, 2018
President Trump and House Republicans are stepping up their calls for an additional round of tax relief this year, but procedural and political roadblocks are likely to thwart the GOP’s election-year tax plans. The sweeping $1.5 trillion...
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