WASHINGTON—Robert N. Weiner, a partner with Arnold & Porter LLP and member of the National Health Law Program’s (NHeLP) board of directors, has been elected the new board chair. Weiner has been a strong partner and supporter of NHeLP in various capacities over the years and replaces Marc Fleischaker, outgoing board chair.
“I am honored and look forward to serving as NHeLP’s board chair,” said Weiner. “Marc brought great wisdom and knowledge to the board. His legacy will enable us to continue our progress in expanding health care to all those who need it.”
Weiner served as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice from 2010 to 2012, where he oversaw the defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the onset of litigation through the Supreme Court oral arguments. Weiner returned to Arnold & Porter in 2012, and practices in the firm’s Business Litigation group.
“Rob has already proved to be an immense asset to our accomplished board,” said Elizabeth G. Taylor, NHeLP executive director. “Both he and Marc are pivotal forces in the health policy arena and NHeLP has benefited greatly from their direction and expertise. I am deeply grateful for Marc’s strong leadership and service on our board and look forward to working closely with Rob as he takes the reins.”
Weiner has decades of litigation experience in both civil and criminal cases and, from 1997 to 1998, served as senior counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office where he worked on national policy priorities. Weiner clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and, on the Second Circuit, for Judge Henry Friendly. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Weiner is a former member of the board of governors of the American Bar Association and served as president of the District of Columbia Bar from 1995 to 1996. From 2005 to 2008, he was president of the District of Columbia Bar Foundation. Weiner has been recognized for his pro bono work by a number of prestigious legal organizations including the Whitman Walker AIDS Clinic, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and The Legal Aid Society.
The oldest non-profit of its kind, NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels to protect and advance the health care rights of low-income and underserved individuals.