With both government and in-house experience, Bruce Wolff brings multifaceted healthcare credentials to his law practice. He advises businesses in the healthcare sector on domestic and international corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance issues, public policy, and strategic planning. Clients in this realm include institutional, group and individual providers; managed care companies; underwriters; and venture capital investors. He also negotiates the health benefit plan coverage for Fortune 500 companies.
Furthermore, Bruce represents a number of educational institutions, technology-oriented entities and nonprofit organizations—including national public charities—and has developed groundbreaking collaborations between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is an active participant in the development of innovative public policy and strategic planning initiatives.
Previously vice president and senior counsel for health operations at Aetna Life and Casualty, Bruce oversaw all legal, regulatory and state government affairs for the company’s health and group insurance businesses. He also served on the Management Council of Aetna Health Plans, which runs Aetna’s health businesses, and on the Chairman’s Health Strategy Group, which determines Aetna’s strategic direction in healthcare.
In addition, Bruce was a special assistant to Secretary Joseph Califano at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Among other duties, he was in charge of revitalizing the federal HMO program and convincing large national employers to offer and encourage participation in HMOs. He also served as deputy assistant secretary for legislation at HEW, where his responsibilities included supervising the budgetary process on Capitol Hill.