Earl Pomeroy Joins D.C. Law Firm Alston & Bird
The Washington D.C. based law firm Alston & Bird officially announced the addition of former Congressman and 1979 UND School of Law graduate Earl Pomeroy to their legal staff in the area of health care policy.
Tom Scully, Senior Counsel to Alston & Bird, said, “Earl Pomeroy has been one of the most-respected and best liked Members of Congress who is known for working well with both Republicans and Democrats. He has been deeply involved in health policy issues for 30 years, as a state legislator, Insurance Commissioner and President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and for the last nine terms where he has served on the House Ways and Means Committee. We are proud to have Congressman Pomeroy join us.”
As North Dakota’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1992, Congressman Earl Pomeroy has earned a reputation as an independent-minded leader who brings North Dakota common sense to the debate over issues that affect our nation. Pomeroy was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1980, and voters selected him as the state insurance commissioner in 1984. During his tenure as insurance commissioner, he served as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
During his time in Congress, Pomeroy has made the concerns of North Dakota his top priority. Called “articulate, cheerful and sincere” by the Almanac of American Politics and a “billboard for North Dakota values” by the Bismarck Tribune, Pomeroy’s leadership and hard work earned him a spot on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. This post gives him influence over key policy decisions on tax, trade, Social Security and Medicare issues.
In addition, Pomeroy is one of the few members of the Ways and Means Committee to secure a post on a second House committee. His leadership and advocacy on behalf of rural America earned him a special waiver allowing him to also hold a seat on the House Agriculture Committee.
With his dual roles in the House committees that oversee tax and agriculture policy, Pomeroy was in a unique position to shape the last farm bill to provide a stronger safety net for family farmers and ranchers in North Dakota. His ongoing work has made him one of the nation’s most respected advocates of producers and rural America.
Pomeroy joins other Alston & Bird health care notables, such as Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. The firm’s health care group is one of the largest and deepest health and insurance policy practices in Washington and includes the broadest bipartisan array of former health policy and enforcement experts from CMS, the House, Senate and White House that exists in the nation today.