Cindy Gillespie

Cindy Gillespie*

Senior Managing Director - Washington, DC
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1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Cindy Gillespie is a Senior Managing Director in the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) and leads the firm's Health Care Policy Team. Her primary focus is on health care and health insurance reform where she advises clients on long-term market opportunities and business strategies. As part of her practice, she assists clients in developing and implementing legislative, regulatory and political strategies to successfully weather the ever-changing federal and state health care policy landscapes.

Ms. Gillespie also leads the Health Insurance Exchange Team at MLA, a unique cross-practice group focused on the regulatory and implementation requirements of health insurance exchanges. This first-in the-nation team is working with clients and thought-leaders to prepare for the changes that will impact the health care industry, insurers, employers and businesses as health insurance exchanges are established post-federal health care reform.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Gillespie served as counselor to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. As a key advisor to the Governor, Ms. Gillespie played a leading role in the development of Massachusetts health insurance reform. She also served as senior advisor to the governor on policy and legislative matters, including transportation and homeland security policy.

Ms. Gillespie’s recent experience also includes serving as the senior federal relations official for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, as well as advising both the 2012 New York and 2016 Chicago Olympic Bid Committees.


* Non-attorney professional


Seminars and Presentations:

  • Panelist, "Health Policy Outlook: 2015" Webinar, January 29, 2015.
  • Moderator, “ACA and Health Insurance Exchange Litigation: Lessons Learned and Emerging Trends” Webinar, November 18, 2014.