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Tracy L. Lawless

Tracy Lawless is a government affairs counselor in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Harrisburg offices, where she is a member of the Public Policy and Law practice group. She concentrates her activity in health care, as well as a diverse array of clients including manufacturing and transportation. She advises companies on strategic policy development, issue management, government solutions, and advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. Representative work includes Medicaid managed care, hospitals and health systems, opioid treatment providers and long term care.

Prior to joining the firm, Tracy was a legislative director for a health care network for over four years. In addition, she worked as a project manager for a real estate development company and was a policy consultant. She worked as a deputy policy director for a candidate for Governor, and she was the Pennsylvania state campaign director for the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI National). Tracy was the director of legislative affairs for the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) for monitoring life science policy issues at the NIH, USDA, and FDA for 10 years.

  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Women
  • Emerge Pennsylvania Board Member
  • 2017-18 Member of Leadership Pittsburgh XXXIV
  • Women's Leadership Council, United Way of Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania Delegate – Democratic National Convention 2020
  • Member – Health Policy Committee – JRB for President /Biden-Harris 2020
  • Member – PAC Steering Committee of the K&L Gates LLP Political Action Committee
  • Vice Chair Beaver County Chamber Government Affairs Committee
  • Member – Governor Josh Shapiro’s Transition Team
  • Energy Mineral and Law Foundation (EMLF)  Regional Conference -  First 100 Days of the Shapiro Administration, April 2023
  • HCCA Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference - The 2022 Election and the Health Policy Landscape, October 2022
  • Power Appalachia 2022 Tri-State Symposium - Appalachian Pipeliners Association & Women's Energy Network, Legislative and Regulatory Panel, October 2022
  • Energy Mineral and Law Foundation Annual Institute - The Impact of the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), June 2022
  • University of Pittsburgh HPM, Health Policy and Management in Public Health Advocacy Panel 2021, March 2021
  • The First 100 Days of a Biden Administration, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Think About Energy Webinar, February 2021
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Social Work, Government Relations & Health Policy, Uncertainty, Disruption, and What Else to Expect, November 2019
  • Health Care Compliance Association Pittsburgh Regional Conference, Legislative and Regulatory Update, Tracy Lawless and Karishma Page, October 2019
  • Public Policy Efforts and Opioid Treatment Providers, 2018
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Progress on the National Opioid Crisis,” The Washington DC 100, 14 February 2018
  • “The Affordable Care Act Survives Supreme Court Challenge: What Happens Next?,” The National Law Review, Karishma Shah Page and Tracy L. Lawless, 16 June 2021
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, “Who is on Pa. Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s transition team? (Full list) (Excerpt),” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 December 2022
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