Amy M. Levander

Amy Levander is the Chair of Krieg DeVault’s Government Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice
Group. Prior to joining Krieg DeVault’s Governmental Affairs team, Amy Levander served as
Governor Kernan and Governor O’Bannon’s Deputy Legislative Director. In that role, she
negotiated legislation on behalf of the Governor with House and Senate Leadership, approved all
agency legislation and made recommendations to the Governor. Prior to this role, she served three
and a half years on the Indiana House of Representatives Democrat Staff.
Ms. Levander has over 20 years of government experience serving both the executive and
legislative branches.

PRACTICE AND INDUSTRY TEAMS:

  • Government Contracting Services
  • Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy
  • Health Care
  • Medicaid Strategy and Health Policy
  • Municipal and Governmental Law
  • Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Law
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully advocated for passage of a new state grant program to assist with redevelopment
    of historic properties
  • Advocated for changes to the state pharmaceutical statute to allow for substitution of bio-similar
    medications, despite strong opposition by the generic drug industry, pharmacy benefit managers
    and insurance companies
  • Successfully lobbied for a change in the telemedicine statute to allow for Medicaidreimbursement for telemedicine services for the HIP population
  • Advocated on behalf of certain elected officials for significant changes in their state pension plan
  • Negotiated legislation enacting an electronic waste recycling program, which requires
    manufacturers of certain products to recycle a percentage of their sales by weight
  • Promoted legislation requiring insurance companies that contract with the state Medicaid
    program to achieve NCQA accreditation as a matter of eligibility to do business with the program

EDUCATION

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana (M.P.A., 2005)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., 1997)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series, Class XLII
  • Hoosier Women Forward, Founding Member
  • Hope Academy, Board of Directors – President
  • Old North Side Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Government Affairs Society of Indiana
  • Marion County Democrat Party Chairman’s Club
  • Volunteer for numerous legislative and statewide candidates and elected officials

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor O’Bannon in 2003
  • Sagamore of the Wabash, Awarded by Governor Kernan in 2004

PUBLICATIONS

 

Chair of Krieg DeVault’s Government Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice
Group