Brad McKinney is a public policy specialist on the firm's health and biosciences team where he works on a broad array of client interests across the life sciences sector. He specializes in food and agricultural policy and regulatory issues. Brad advises food, agriculture and life science companies on federal legislation and policies that affect their businesses, including the Farm Bill and the Food Safety Modernization Act, and advocates for their interests before the White House, Congress and federal government agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Brad was a legislative and regulatory affairs specialist at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) where he was an advocate for commissioners, directors and secretaries of agriculture nationwide. Brad also managed an extensive portfolio of issues ranging from the farm safety net — including risk management and financial security issues — to energy, transportation, nutrition, dairy and general Farm Bill issues.
Brad's public sector work before NASDA included serving as a coalitions director on the 2010 gubernatorial campaign of current Oregon GOP Chairman Allen Alley during a competitive primary. Between 2004 and 2010, Brad served on the staff of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana as an intern, staff assistant and then nearly three years as the senator's scheduler.
- Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
- Handicapping the "GMO" Food Labeling Movement
Food Chemical News, February 8, 2013
- Down on the Farm Bill: A Drought-Like Outlook
Law360, September 13, 2012