Leslie Norwalk is an Operating Partner at EEF. Ms. Norwalk is Strategic Counsel to Epstein Becker Green, P.C., EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors. She also serves as an advisor to Warburg Pincus and Ferrer Freeman & Company. She is also a member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council.
Ms. Norwalk served in the Bush Administration as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She managed the day-to-day operations of Medicare, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance Programs, Survey and Certification of health care facilities and other federal health care initiatives. For four years prior to that, she was the agency’s Deputy Administrator, responsible for the implementation of the hundreds of changes made under the Medicare Modernization Act, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.
Prior to serving in the Bush Administration, she practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Ms. Norwalk, a native of Dayton, OH, earned a juris doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar and an editor of the George Mason Law Review. She earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics and international relations from Wellesley College.