Manatt Welcomes Leading Developmental Disability Leader to National Health Care Industry Group

Anna Lansky brings extensive experience leading the development, implementation and provision of developmental disabilities services and operations to the Firm

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, today announced the arrival of Senior Advisor Anna Lansky to the Firm’s Health Care industry group. Most recently serving as the Interim Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), Lansky will work with the Firm’s health care and state clients to align, strengthen and support care coordination efforts for their respective communities.

“Anna is a highly respected leader and trailblazer within the health care policy, government and regulatory arenas, making her an ideal fit for our growing integrated legal and consulting platform, especially as we continue to focus on improving the health care quality, delivery and access, and advancing health equity,” said Manatt CEO and Managing Partner Donna L. Wilson. “We’re particularly excited to leverage her first‑hand experience developing and leading state healthcare programs, which will enhance our ongoing work supporting clients operating within the rapidly evolving health care landscape.”

During her eight-year tenure as Deputy Director of ODDS, Lansky represented the DHS at the legislature and interdepartmental and interagency settings, both with community partners and within the private sector. She helped set Oregon’s vision for community-based services for people with intellectual and development disabilities. She led community partner engagement efforts on behalf of the Office—including with senior state leadership and legislators—and also led efforts to identify program, systemic and community barriers to deliver effective, person-centered services and supports throughout Oregon. In this role, Lansky led the development, implementation and provision of services under a variety of Medicaid authorities to ensure equitable access to home- and community-based supports including in‑home services, residential services, employment services and more.

“With over 20 years of experience, including senior roles in analyzing, building and running state intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) agencies, Anna brings a robust understanding of the core issues our clients face,” said Manatt Health Leader Bill Bernstein. “Her reputation as a trusted adviser to health care policymakers, providers and health systems alike will make her an invaluable resource to help guide clients through industry transformation as they strive to advance health equity and bring about meaningful change for communities nationwide.”

As Interim Director of ODDS, Lansky was deeply involved in its efforts to identify and address systemic health equity barriers and disparities across the I/DD system. She led the Office’s initiatives to implement the Healthier Oregon Program to provide services to individuals regardless of immigration status; secure requirements for case management entities to develop and maintain service equity assessments and action plans; and improve language access. She also led cross-program and cross-agency efforts to implement the Federal Home and Community Based Settings Rule to protect the rights of people with I/DD and develop a new person-centered and transparent framework for services provided by Medicaid and ODDS.

“I’ve always been impressed with Manatt’s mission and unique approach to client service, and I couldn’t be more excited to join its dynamic team of lawyers and consultants to support their efforts in helping people with disabilities get the services they need,” said Lansky. “I’m thrilled to partner with Manatt and continue working towards providing community inclusive and person-centered services for all people and ensure they have the opportunity to lead fulfilling, healthy lives.”

Lansky joins the Firm’s expanding roster of legal and consulting professionals across the Firm’s core practices, including Health Care (Heide Bajnrauh, Axel Bernabe, Robert (Rob) Fraiman, Seth Frazier, Eric Gold, Paul Irving, Dr. Tracy Johnson, Lauren Polak, Thomas (Tom) Robertson, Lisa Sbrana and Mark Wietecha); Digital and Technology (Tim Andrews and Lisa W. Rosaya); Entertainment (Binta Niambi Brown, Bill D'Angelo); and Litigation (Kareem A. Salem, Justin Wolosz, Randy S. Grossman and Dylan Carson)

Lansky earned her Master’s of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her B.A. from Hendrix College.



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