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Nicholas W. Bath Jr.

Partner, Manatt Health

A veteran health policy and legislative professional, Nicholas (Nick) Bath has nearly two decades of experience methodically advancing transformative health care policy from proposal into law.

Nick has substantive understanding of myriad health care regulations and statutes coupled with a deep familiarity with the policymaking process necessary to design effective strategies. Drawing on this experience, Nick helps clients best position themselves for success within the quickly evolving and increasingly complex health care landscape. His practice focuses particularly on commercial market health insurance coverage and reimbursement, federal public health agencies—including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)—and preparedness.

Prior to joining Manatt, Nick was Health Policy Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for eight years, where he helped develop, draft, negotiate and enact groundbreaking health care laws. Among his accomplishments are multiple FDA regulatory reforms, including two laws extending, funding and amending the entirety of FDA’s human medical product review programs. He also worked on major pandemic response and reform bills, laws expanding and fundamentally altering private insurance coverage, and commercial health insurance reimbursement changes.