Kristine Blackwood, Counsel for Arnold & Porter
Kristine Blackwood has been counsel for Arnold & Porter’s legislative and public policy practice since 2015, bringing over 21 years of public service in senior positions in both chambers of Congress and two cabinet departments, where she focused
on federal health care program oversight and health care policy. Kristine provides strategic counseling, coalition and advocacy campaign support, and direct lobbying services to help clients achieve their legislative and regulatory goals. She served in
the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Obama Administration where she was responsible for leading the department’s strategic response to Congressional oversight, audits, and investigations, including of the Affordable
Care Act (ACA), Medicare and Medicaid reforms, the Indian Health Service, mental health reform, emergency preparedness, scientific research funding, the FDA drug and medical device approval process, and a host of other HHS programs.