Julianna S. Gonen
Policy Counsel for Federal Legislation, Center for Reproductive Rights, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Cornell; Ph.D., American; J.D., Georgetown
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003; Ph.D., American University, Political Science, 1996; B.A., Cornell University, 1988. Professor Gonen is Acting Director of Government Relations at...Continue Reading
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003; Ph.D., American University, Political Science, 1996; B.A., Cornell University, 1988.
Professor Gonen is Acting Director of Government Relations at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and is responsible for advancing the Center's U.S. policy objectives in Washington, D.C. Her work includes tracking federal legislative and regulatory developments on reproductive rights, preparing comments on proposed regulations, developing advocacy strategy around federal reproductive rights issues, and generally advancing the Center's mission before Congress and federal agencies.
Prior to joining the Center, Professor Gonen was Counsel in the Health law Practice of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in Washington, DC, where she primarily represented federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) in litigation and compliance matters. Professor Gonen's health law experience also includes class action litigation at the federal and state levels involving health plan reimbursement practices, representing health plan clients in benefits cases under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and representing provider clients in investigations and civil enforcement actions brought under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) involving Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement (including trying an FCA case to a successful jury verdict). From 2004-2007, Professor Gonen served on a task force of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) that focused on legal preparedness for public health and other emergencies and published two guides for health care clients to assist in their legal emergency preparedness planning.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Professor Gonen spent ten years working in various health policy organizations in Washington, D.C., including the American Managed Care and Review Association (AMCRA), the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP, now AHIP), the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, and the Washington Business Group on Health (WBGH, now NBGH). During this time she focused on managed care issues and building partnerships between the public health and private health care delivery sectors. Profesor Gonen has taught undergraduate and graduate students in both public health and political science as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. and at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Professor Gonen is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia (active) and the Commonwealth of Virginia (inactive), and is admitted before the following courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Supreme Court.