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Andrew A. Hitt

Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Michael Best Strategies LLC

Senior Counsel
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Overview

As a senior member of the firm’s government and regulatory law team, Andrew concentrates his practice on state government and healthcare law. Clients benefit from his strong track record in resolving complex disputes and disagreements with state government agencies.

Andrew’s counsel on challenging, multidimensional issues is informed by his deep understanding of the laws and regulations that govern state government, including public records, open meetings, administrative procedure and review, ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance. He regularly helps clients navigate regulatory agency red tape so they can obtain the relief they need to advance their organization successfully.

 

Andrew also brings invaluable strategic experience to his healthcare practice, which focuses on governance and in helping client organizations in transition achieve their objectives.  In addition, he advises clients in the area of stark and anti-kickback laws.

An experienced lawyer who has served in key leadership positions in both the state government and in healthcare organizations, he leverages his knowledge and understanding of public policy, strategic planning, relationship management, and communications to achieve client goals.

Experience

Andrew served in Governor Scott Walker’s administration as his deputy legal counsel, senior advisor and as a member of the governor’s cabinet at the Department of Health Services and Department of Administration. Prior to serving in the Walker administration, he was an assistant district attorney in the Violent Crimes Unit of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. After law school, he served as the law clerk to the Honorable Justice Annette K. Ziegler of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

On the healthcare side, Andrew served as director of operations at a premier senior living services company that provided long-term care to the elderly. Currently a member of the board of directors for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Andrew is a past board member of the Wisconsin Group Insurance Board and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization.

Before attending law school, Andrew conducted cancer research at the University of Wisconsin’s McArdle Laboratory and the National Institutes of Health.

Honors & Recognitions

  • 2008 Richland Center High School Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Class of 1996

Professional Activities

  • Chairman, Governor Scott Walker's Judicial Selection Advisory Committee (JSAC)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Director, Board of Directors, Meriter Hospital, 2017-present
  • Director, Board of Directors, United Way of the Fox Cities, 2017-present
  • Director, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum Foundation, 2017-present
  • Director, Board of Directors and Member, Finance Committee, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, 2013-present
  • Madison Chapter Steering Committee, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy

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