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District Policy Group President Ilisa Halpern Paul Named One of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists of 2016

October 31, 2016

Ilisa Halpern Paul, president of the District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle, was recently named one of the top federal lobbyists by The Hill. The 2016 list highlights the lobbyists who have shown the ability to get things done and have stood out as “movers and shakers” in the industry. Ilisa was also named to The Hill’s top lobbyists list in 2015.

The Hill noted the District Policy Group’s reputation and influence on a range of health care policy issues. The team represents a wide variety of national organizations and privately held and publicly traded companies, and is recognized for its work in health care along with a number of other key industries including financial services, insurance, trade, global health and life sciences.

Read The Hill’s Top Lobbyists 2016.

About Ilisa Halpern Paul

Ilisa Halpern Paul leads the District Policy Group and has nearly 25 years of experience in federal government relations, advocacy, and policymaking in non-profit, academic, federally funded, and government settings. Ilisa’s practice centers on advising clients with respect to advancing their federal legislative, regulatory, appropriations and programmatic policy agendas.

Ilisa works with clients, including the American Diabetes Association and Advocate Health Care, to establish and strengthen relationships with elected officials and federal agencies, develop and implement government relations and advocacy programs, craft effective grassroots campaigns, establish coalitions and third-party stakeholder partnerships, and affect the outcomes of appropriations measures, authorizing legislation and federal regulatory actions.

Ilisa is particularly skilled in creating innovative messaging, tactics, and materials in support of her clients’ policy goals. She helps her clients by bringing traditional and nontraditional partners to the table in support of common goals, fostering relationships with members of Congress and their staff, and collaborating with the administration and federal agencies. Ilisa frequently speaks at meetings and briefings providing political insight and analysis to help individuals, companies, organizations, trade associations, and industries understand and navigate the current policy environment. Ilisa publishes a public policy column with the Morning Consult.