Steven is an active member of DeWitt’s government relations practice group. He represents healthcare, business and educational clients with legislative and State agency regulatory issues. His primary focus involves the hands-on, intensive work necessary to develop and successfully pass legislative bills into law. Steven has also developed expertise with the Governor’s Office including appointments to Boards, Councils and Advisory bodies by the Governor.
The key to successful representation with the Wisconsin legislature relies primarily on the development of effective personal relationships, innovative strategies and the steadfast determination (or “grit”) to win over any obstacles that may arise.
Steven has worked very hard to develop and maintain strong personal relationships with key legislative leaders through years of consistent “boots on the ground,” back-in-the-districts efforts. In fact, his efforts were noted in a front page Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper article during the last election cycle.
A relentless advocate for his clients, his successful representations include the development of a healthcare coalition to obtain the passage of positive legislation for multiple state healthcare associations. He has also successfully passed specific business related legislation that assisted national retail and manufacturing companies.
An important function related to Government Relations involves the interaction of clients with government agencies. Steven has over 10 years experience of serving on a Wisconsin State agency Board. He was appointed by former Governor and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson to serve. This provided Steven the opportunity to participate in the agency process and develop long term relationships with agency officials.
Steven is a nationally known speaker on Medicare related issues. He actively works with CMS and multiple MAC personnel to develop educational programs for healthcare providers. The maze of new healthcare regulations and Medicare audits can be a difficult place for healthcare providers to venture into on their own. Steven’s unique position of being both an attorney and a doctor of chiropractic allows him to combine his healthcare and legal knowledge to assist his clients traverse through the maze without hitting the dead ends.
Steve assists healthcare providers, employers and companies and associations needing strategic government relations assistance.