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Nicole D. Carelli

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Niki Carelli is vice president and public policy advisor with The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, and of counsel with Baker Donelson.

Professional Biography

Ms. Carelli handles a diverse range of legislative, administrative and policy issues in the health care sector, helping clients understand the current landscape and representing their interests before Congress and the executive branch. Ms. Carelli's clients have included drug and device manufacturers, state governments, health insurers, providers and universities.

She counsels clients on developing and implementing comprehensive, multidisciplinary government affairs strategies to resolve complex policy and legal issues, including issues related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid funding and compliance, Medicare reimbursement and congressional investigations. Ms. Carelli also advises clients on a range of domestic policy issues, including appropriations and federal laws governing lobbying and ethics.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2008, with distinction
  • Stanford University, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction, Political Science, 2004


  • California, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2009

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2022 Health Care Outlook
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