In addition to serving as Acting Regional Director, Kevin Milne is Chief Counsel in the San Francisco office of the Office of the General Counsel, US Department of Health and Human Services. Kevin has almost 20 years of health law experience both in government and the private sector, including a number of years as a staff attorney in the program group for the CMS Division of the Office of the General Counsel. Prior to rejoining OGC in San Francisco, Kevin served as a Deputy Assistant General Counsel for the US Government Accountability Office, Office of the General Counsel, where he assisted with managing the legal services provided to GAO policy experts and congressional committees performing oversight of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, FDA, VA, IHS, and health information privacy programs. Kevin also has been the Director of Regulatory Affairs at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the premiere managed care and insurance trade association, and in-house counsel for Kaiser Permanente at its corporate offices in Oakland, California, where he provided legal support for the organization’s health plan and hospital operations in California, Georgia, and the Carolinas. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Kevin holds an LL.M. with a concentration in health law and health care policy from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, and a J.D. cum laude from Washington and Lee University, where he was the Research Editor for the law review and made a member of the Order of the Coif. Kevin is a member of the California State Bar.