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 then, he has spent more than a decade advising companies and advocating for their policy goals. Although he has worked with organizations in a variety of industries, his focus and expertise is in healthcare and the life sciences, as he has advised companies ranging from clinical-stage biotech startups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Upon leaving Capitol Hill, Adam joined at the founding of Ferguson Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and public policy consulting firm, where he worked for several years before joining BakerHostetler’s Federal Policy Team. 

Adam is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. 

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Select 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. 
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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 
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ)
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Legislative Correspondent 

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
September 27, 2021
By: Adam J. Higgins 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 are in session. HEADLINES Congressional Democrats are braced for “a time...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
September 20, 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 are in session. HEADLINES Both chambers are in session together for the first time since...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
July 26, 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 are in session. HEADLINES • President Joe Biden’s cabinet is fanning out across Asia in a...
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Congress Pushes on Corporate Disclosure Mandates
By Kevin R. Edgar
July 20, 2021
The House recently approved legislation that would trigger a series of disclosure mandates on public companies, underscoring escalating interest from the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Biden administration on requiring corporations...
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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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