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. 

*[Not an Attorney]

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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

  • New Jersey State Society: Board Member (2018 to present)
  • The John Carroll Society (2010 to present)
  • Knights of Columbus (2019 to present)
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
    • Lector (2012 to present)
    • RCIA Sponsor (2011 to 2012)
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church: Catechist (2015 to present)
  • 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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The Weekly Hill Update
May 10, 2021
Below is this week’s congressional update by BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy team. We’ll continue to post in weeks when both chambers of Congress hold floor votes. HEADLINES • President Joe Biden will host top congressional leaders at the...
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House Democrats Urge Funding Boost for Wall Street’s ‘Cop on the Beat’
May 10, 2021
House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters is calling on Congress to increase funding for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversight of Wall Street’s “regulatory and market structure weak points.” With SEC Chairman...
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The Future of SEC Enforcement Under the Biden Administration
By Kevin R. Edgar
April 19, 2021
With Gary Gensler confirmed as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Democratic-run regulatory agency will prioritize policies that focus on investor and consumer protections. The Federal Policy team’s Kevin...
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Democrats Face Key Test Vote on COVID-19 Relief Bill
By Christian B. Jones
February 22, 2021
House Democrats plan to vote as soon as Friday on their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, a key initial hurdle as they race to renew federal unemployment benefits, provide stimulus checks to millions of Americans and inject billions...
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COVID-19 Legislative Response Phase 4
By Adam J. Higgins
April 1, 2020
Congress in March approved three separate major bills responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – and work was not even finished on the third and largest bill before lawmakers began considering a possible “Phase 4” of the legislative response...
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