Meg Gilley has joined Squire Patton Boggs as an Advisor in the firm’s Public Policy group based in Washington, DC. Ms. Gilley brings considerable healthcare and higher education experience, having worked in both congressional and state government affairs roles.
Ms. Gilley joins the firm from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) where she served as a Congressional Lobbyist. In this role she advocated on behalf of the nearly 80,000 members, working closely with Senate Committees on Finance and Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) on a diverse range of issues, from health insurance to hospital delivery systems. Ms. Gilley worked for nearly six years in the office of US Congressman Jack Kingston, who joined Squire Patton Boggs in February 2015. She advised the Congressman, as Ranking Member on the Agriculture Subcommittee of Appropriations, on issues relating to food safety and inspection, Federal Drug Administration regulation, country of origin and food labelling, and nutrition programs.
Before joining the ACS, she worked in state government affairs roles for the Georgia Hospital Association and Georgia Regents University and Health System. While residing in Atlanta she obtained a Master of Public Health from Georgia State University with a directed focus on addressing childhood obesity in the US.
“I am delighted to be joining Squire Patton Boggs at an exciting time for strategic advocacy in the run-up to the election next year,” said Ms. Gilley. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the firm’s substantial body of work in healthcare and higher education in our preeminent Public Policy practice.”
Jack Kingston, Principal at Squire Patton Boggs and former US Representative, said: “Having worked with Meg for many years, it is a great pleasure to have her join the Public Policy team at Squire Patton Boggs. She brings substantial experience and knowhow to the role and will further boost our expertise in healthcare and higher education policy and advocacy.”