Deborah Bachrach, J.D., a partner with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, has more than 25 years of experience in health policy and financing in both the public and private sectors and an extensive background in Medicaid policy and health care reform. She works with states, providers, plans, and foundations in implementing federal health reform and Medicaid payment and delivery system reforms. Most recently, Ms. Bachrach was Medicaid director and deputy commissioner of health for the New York State Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs. She has previously served as vice president for external affairs at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and as chief assistant attorney general and chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Ms. Bachrach received her B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.