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Education

  • Indiana University - Bloomington, B.A. speech communications (1997)
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. health law (2004)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
Traci Vitek, Senior Policy Director Washington, D.C.
tvitek@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.508.8844
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Traci Vitek is a senior policy director in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the Government Affairs Group, where she assists health care clients with legislative and regulatory issues. She also works with the firm's Health Care Group and Health Care Fraud Practice team to counsel clients on issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, health care fraud, Stark law, and the Anti-Kickback statute.

As a former Congressional Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Office of the Inspector General and Attorney Advisor to Congressional staff on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, Traci has more than a decade of experience in the health care government affairs arena. While at HHS, Traci advised senior officials on pending legislation affecting the mission of the HHS Office of Inspector General. She also prepared position papers on legislative proposals (Medicare, Medicaid, and FDA reform) of importance to those entities.  Additionally, at HHS, she served as a Legislative Detail to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and  Commerce, assisting the committee in passing the 21st Century Cures Act on the House side. 

Prior to working for the federal government, Traci was a lobbyist for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, where she managed an effective drug shortage coalition while developing and implementing a pain medicine legislative and regulatory agenda. She also served as Assistant Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for the College of American Pathologists, where she lobbied Congress and CMS on issues affecting laboratory payment policies.  Additionally, Traci was previously a government and regulatory affairs lawyer for Holland & Knight LLP; in that role, she represented health care clients before Congress, including on legislation affecting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and competitive bidding on diagnostic issues. From 2004 to 2005, Traci served as Legislative Counsel to Georgia State Senator Bill Hamrick where she assisted the Senator in drafting and passing medical liability reform legislation.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Georgia

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member