Becky Halkias

Becky Halkias is a Partner in the firm and specializes in bipartisan federal and state legislative strategies, for a wide range of clients, industries and issues.  She has expertise in health care, appropriations, economic development, education and tax.

Becky has worked in government and the private sector in Washington for the past twenty-five years; during that time she has held several high level positions in the Executive Branch, Congress and at the state level.  Becky served Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of his Washington, DC office.  Later, when Governor Ridge became the first Homeland Security advisor to the President, Becky served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs for Homeland Security.

During her tenure as Deputy Chief of Staff for Federal Affairs for the Governor, Becky worked with the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on a number of important issues, including Medicaid Disproportionate Share Funding, clean air issues, appropriations for Pennsylvania state agencies and other special projects.

Becky has worked also for two Democratic Pennsylvania Members of Congress on many issues, including their committee assignments, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Becky has represented clients and worked in government on issues of health care and tax since the 1980s.  Her representations have included a teaching hospital and a university, medical schools, community hospitals, the National Coalition of Public Health Care Dentists and PhRMA.  Additionally, in Washington she has represented life science start-ups, small entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and seaports.  Becky works closely with many of the nation’s governors on issues ranging from pharmaceuticals to energy.

Becky received her BA from Yale University and a JD from Georgetown Law Center.

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