Jennifer F. Walsh

Director, Public Affairs

Jennifer F. Walsh

Director, Public Affairs

Jennifer F. Walsh is a public affairs director with the firm and a member of the firm’s Government & Public Policy Practice. She has extensive experience in government affairs, including a lengthy career as a senior staffer in the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature, and as a vice president for Federal Government Affairs at a top 20 Fortune 500 health care company. Jennifer has effectively advanced key issues before the United States Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and the Administration.

Prior to joining Foley, Jennifer served as vice president for federal government affairs at a leading multinational health care company, where she developed and executed strategies to impact policy objectives and increase the company’s visibility among opinion leaders. Jennifer collaborated with colleagues across the health care industry, including third parties and trade associations to ensure the effective execution and success of the company’s priorities.

Jennifer served nine years as chief of staff to former Congressman Dennis Cardoza, 18th District of California. She was chief advisor and principal strategist on all legislative and political activity and served as primary liaison with the Bush and Obama Administrations, Members of Congress, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the California Democratic Delegation. She also served as finance director for the Cardoza for Congress campaign, where she developed and managed a US $2 million fundraising effort.

Previously she served as a chief of staff in the California State Legislature as well as a congressional field representative, deputy campaign manager, and House Democratic Caucus program director to former Congressman Vic Fazio, 3rd Congressional District of California.

 

Awards and Recognition

  • 2022 Top Lobbyist by The Hill newspaper

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Future Forum Foundation

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker, 49th ACCC 2023 Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit – Association of Community Cancer Centers (March 2023)
  • Quoted, “Biden Greenlights $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework,” Inc.com (June 24, 2021)
  • Speaker, 46th ACCC 2020 Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit – Association of Community Cancer Centers (March 2020)
  • Speaker, Association for Value-Based Cancer Care Conference (December 2019)
11 December 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes

Welcome to AI in Health Care: Powering Patient Outcomes. In this eBook, our contributors examine this intersection through lenses including its impact on merger activity, antitrust enforcement, patent prosecution, and more.
06 December 2023 Honors and Awards

Dennis Cardoza and Jennifer Walsh Named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyists List for Second Year

07 November 2023 Health Care Law Today

New Biden EO on AI Oversight, Development, and Use: Implications for the Health Care Industry

On Monday, October 30, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at overhauling the governance and oversight of artificial intelligence and technological infrastructure, including setting standards for AI used in the health care industry.
10 March 2023 Events

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Annual Meeting & Cancer Business Summit (AMCCBS) Conference

Foley Senior Counsel Sunny Levine, Of Counsel Alan Einhorn, Partner Adria Warren, and Public Affairs Director Jennifer Walsh will be speaking at the upcoming Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Annual Meeting & Cancer Business Summit (AMCCBS) Conference on Friday, March, 10 in Washington, D.C.
10 March 2023 In the News

Jennifer Walsh and Adria Warren Discuss Oncology Payment Landscape at ACCC

Foley & Lardner LLP Public Affairs Director Jennifer Walsh and Partner Adria Warren are quoted in The American Journal of Managed Care article, “Stops and Starts Abound in the Oncology Payment Landscape,” discussing updates and considerations around several policies surrounding cancer treatment and the financial aspects of care.
27 February 2023 Health Care Law Today

Health Care & Life Sciences Sector Top Trends for 2023

Foley is primed to strategically advise health care and life sciences companies through every step of their journey and all stages of their lifecycle.