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David A. Connolly

David A. Connolly, a former staff person for Speaker of the House of Representatives John A. Boehner, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.A. in political science from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. After graduating from law school, he served on active duty with the U.S. Army in both the Corps of Engineers and the JAG Corps.

After representing churches and charities with the Congress and the Executive Branch, Mr. Connolly practiced law as a partner with McChesney and Dale. At this firm, which was based in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, he represented health and pension plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

At the start of the 106th Congress, he joined the staff of the House of Representatives Committee on education and the workforce. He also was a part of the subcommittee on employer-employee relations (then chaired by Rep. Boehner), the same subcommittee that has primary jurisdiction over employer-sponsored pension and health benefits. During the 106th Congress, the 107th, and continuing in the 108th, he has worked on:

• The Patients Bill of Rights
• Retiree Health Legislation
• Mental Health Parity Act

• Enron™-Related Pension Legislation
• Bills to Alter Funding Calculations Based on the 30-Year Treasury Bond

• Other Proposals to Expand Pension Coverage under ERISA

Since 2004, Mr. Connolly has represented various health organizations with the Congress and Executive agencies. He has worked on issues related to:

• Medicare
• Veterans Health Care

• Health Care Reform

• Health Care Delivery

• Pensions
• University Programs in the Department of Defense

• Nuclear Energy
• Medical Isotopes

• Radioactive Waste Disposal
• Radiation Safety

Brian David Connolly

Brian David Connolly, Esq., is counsel to The Connolly Group. He brings congressional experience as a staff member of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, the Education and Workforce Committee, along with ongoing experience advocating for clients before the Federal Administrative Agencies and Federal Courts.

Joan Connolly Bailey

Joan Connolly Bailey, BA, BSN, RN, is the Vice President for Health Policy. This allows her to provide expert advice to members of the firm on issues related to health care delivery in the United States.