On this episode of In the Trenches, Brian Stimson, McDermott partner and former Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is joined by Mara McDermott, Vice President of McDermott+Consulting and guest Satya Thallam, former Senior Counselor in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a conversation on rulemaking processes, the Biden administration’s expected approach on health policy and more.
Satya, Brian and Mara discuss:
The roles of OMB, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the rulemaking process
Approaches and top tips for effectively engaging with OIRA and OMB
Real-world examples of navigating interagency communication during the rulemaking process
The Biden administration’s approach to executive orders in early days of his presidency