Ahaviah Glaser is the managing director of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ Health Care Practice. She is an experienced public policy adviser in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. She uses this experience to promote solutions that can reduce health care costs while maintaining a high-quality standard of care. While most recently on Capitol Hill as Senator Rockefeller’s Senior Health Counsel and the Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care, she has nearly two decades of hands-on experience with both corporate and nonprofit clients, giving her an appreciation for concerns unique to each sector.
Havi has represented companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and high technology fields both in court and before the FDA, and those clients have ranged from new startups to industry-defining giants. At the FDA, she has worked with offices across the agency over many years from several vantage points (government, private sector and non-profit), giving her a unique understanding of the agency’s methods and culture. She has also navigated the legislative and regulatory landscape, particularly CMS, NIH and the CDC, not only in her Congressional staff role but also on behalf of nonprofit groups, big and small, from state-based health care advocacy groups to the nation’s largest consumer groups, unions, and non-profit insurers.
Previously, Havi was a frequent public speaker and an adjunct professor of health law at American University’s Washington College of Law. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.S., with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, California, Massachusetts and numerous federal courts across the country.