Lori A. Herf

Senior Advisor

Columbus
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Overview

Lori Herf is an expert in the public policy process, with a history of achievement leading companies in diverse industries through the maze of legislative and regulatory challenges. Her background includes repeated success achieving short and long-term goals, gaining strategic advantage over the competition and protecting and enhancing brand image and reputation. She works with a variety of industries, including healthcare, tax, environment, energy, utility, employee benefits and financial services with a proven ability to work with officials on both sides of the aisle.

Lori represents companies before Ohio's executive, legislative and administrative/regulatory branches. Her lobbying experience embraces managing multiple issues, including legislative and regulatory. She is recognized for her expertise in developing and implementing effective offensive and defensive strategies for government affairs, identifying issues and opportunities that affect a business or organization and providing practical solutions.

Select Experience

  • Instrumental in amending municipal tax reform language into Ohio's budget. Actively advocated for the elimination of the Ohio additional estate tax.
  • Involved in the passage of legislation on utility deregulation.
  • Represents a number of healthcare providers in matters related to scope of practice, Medicaid reimbursement, and prescriptive authority.
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Experience

  • Instrumental in amending municipal tax reform language into Ohio's budget. Actively advocated for the elimination of the Ohio additional estate tax.
  • Involved in the passage of legislation on utility deregulation.
  • Represents a number of healthcare providers in matters related to scope of practice, Medicaid reimbursement, and prescriptive authority.
  • Represents clients before most state agencies relative to contract and policy decisions and works with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review on changes made to the Ohio Administrative Code.
  • Created a trade association of employee benefit companies.
  • Created a trade association of health care providers to work on scope of practice matters and pill mill legislation and rules.
  • Represents client on matters related to coal and mining statutes and regulations.
  • Represents clients on economic development issues and tax provisions to administer tax incentives.
  • Monitors all issues related to Shale activity for the BakerHostetler North American Shale team.
  • Works with the Ohio Department of Development and JobsOhio to coordinate incentive packages for clients.
  • Engineered strategy for successful passage of electronic gaming legislation for client.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Named to Outstanding Young Women in America, Millennium Edition
  • U.S. Congress Silver Congressional Award for initiative, achievement and service
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Award for Excellence as a nurse practitioner advocate

Memberships

  • Ohio Lobbying Association

Community

  • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct (appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • M.A., Public Policy and Management/Health System Administration, The Ohio State University, 2000
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1989