Dave Sterrett, Esq.
Health Care Counsel, Congress Watch
Dave Sterrett, Esq. is health care counsel for Public Citizen, serving as the organization’s Capitol Hill lobbyist on FDA issues, single-payer health care, Medicare and provider payment reform. Previously, Dave was the legislative director for the government affairs office of the First Church of Christ, working on health care issues with Congress and the administration. He also worked with Aetna to establish a fully-insured health plan with additional coverage for alternative health care. Dave has worked for all three branches of government at the local, state and federal level including on Capitol Hill. Dave also brings his experience working as a trial attorney at Riemer & Braunstein LLP to bear in Congress. Dave graduated from Middlebury College and Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the Journal of Law and Social Justice. Dave reviews health care policy books for the Washington Independent Review of Books, is on the Finance Committee for Crisislink (a crisis hotline in Arlington, Va.) and is an adviser to the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health. His work has appeared in Banker and Tradesman, Boston Business Journal and he has been interviewed by KBOO.fm. He is fluent in written and spoken French.