Robert Holden specializes in health care and professional licensure regulatory issues and manages Stateside’s Health Care Issue practice. He monitors legislation and regulations and helps clients roll out new products and services that meet regulatory requirements. Robert also manages clients’ state and local advocacy campaigns with Groups that regulate healthcare and other areas. He has worked with members and stakeholders at the National Council of Insurance Legislators to develop benchmark legislation. Other Groups he works with on clients’ behalf include the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the National Council of Insurance Legislators, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the National Association of Medicaid Directors, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Robert works with clients and stakeholders to help them articulate their policy aspirations, communicate how they serve healthcare consumers, and explain how new or changed regulations may affect their operations and the public good. He is deeply committed to ensuring that healthcare and professional licensure regulations make sense and foster innovation as opposed to crystallizing existing practices. Robert is a frequent speaker at corporate and association client meetings on health policy, state regulations and legislation, and the ways state and federal policies influence each other. He enjoys educating people, including Stateside colleagues, on the ins and outs of healthcare policy. Before joining Stateside, Robert practiced law with Dilworth Paxson, where he gained his first experience helping clients navigate the regulatory maze as he represented them before property tax collectors. Robert holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and a J.D. from George Mason University, and is a member of the Virginia bar. Robert is married and has three sons. In his free time, he is involved in Cub Scout leadership and outdoor activities.