Riley Swinehart

Based in Washington, D.C., Riley leads the Federal Affairs team supporting Johnson & Johnson’s MedTech sector, working to advance legislative and policy priorities that support business growth. He serves as a liaison between the business and Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy (WWGA&P) as well as the Johnson & Johnson designated representative to AdvaMed. This role is critical as J&J’s medical technology business evolves its strategy and aims to achieve above-market growth.

Riley previously worked for the federal affairs team at AdvaMed, where he was Vice President of Government Affairs. While at AdvaMed, Riley lead industry advocacy efforts to repeal the medical device tax. He also helped to lead the legislative reauthorization of the industry’s user fee agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017, resulting in reauthorization before the statutory deadline. Also at AdvaMed, Riley led an industry advocacy coalition on procurement policy for medical technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and secured engagement by members of Congress, committee staff, and senior VA and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) leadership to address industry concerns.

Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), working for Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). This work included overseeing activities and operations of the HELP Subcommittee on Children and Families. Other experience includes roles at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He began his career as a staff assistant in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House.

Riley earned his J.D. cum laude from George Mason University School of Law and his B.A. in American Studies from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar. He and his wife, Sarah, live in McLean, Virginia with their two children, Allyson, age 10, and Parker, age 7. Riley is a lifelong resident of the commonwealth of Virginia and an avid fan of local sports teams, especially the Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals, as well as his alma mater Virginia Cavaliers.

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