Dr. Monique Nolan is an attorney with 20 years of health regulatory experience in the government, private and nonprofit sectors—including more than a decade in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the General Counsel, where she focused on the Medicare and Medicaid programs administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Highly skilled at analyzing complex issues that intersect the legal, policy and legislative realms, Monique develops practical solutions and strategies to further client objectives in rapidly changing environments. She advises on a broad range of healthcare regulatory matters involving Medicare and Medicaid policy, coverage, coding and reimbursement across the spectrum of healthcare products and clinical services.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Nolan was a member of the health leadership team for The MITRE Corporation’s health program and its operation of “The CMS Alliance to Modernize Health Care” Federally Funded Research & Development Center. While there, she served previously as Chief of Health Strategy and most recently as Senior Principal in the Division of Healthcare Payment, Innovation & Quality, where she supported CMS on a range of policy and strategic matters. During her time as an attorney with the CMS Division of HHS Office of the General Counsel from 2006–2019, she concentrated on legal issues concerning Medicare national coverage and benefit category determinations, physician quality programs, durable medical equipment and end-stage renal disease payment systems, graduate medical education reimbursement, Medicare claims appeals, and the Medicaid drug rebate program. She began her legal career as an associate in the health practice group of a large DC law firm, where she focused on a wide range of health regulatory matters. Prior to practicing law, Dr. Nolan earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her medical internship in the Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1998
  • B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Government & Military Service
  • Attorney, CMS Division of HHS Office of the General Counsel (2006–2019)

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