Christine A. Stearns

Christine A. Stearns

Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Administrative Director of the Trenton Office

Ms. Stearns has a wide range of political and legislative experience. In her role at the firm, she provides strategic counsel to an array of clients to develop and implement legislative and regulatory strategies, with a focus on healthcare matters.

In recent years, Ms. Stearns has been featured on the ROI-NJ “Influencers: Power List” in both the Government Affairs and Healthcare categories. She has also been recognized on the NJBIZ “Health Care Power List” for several years and is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers® in the Government Relations category. She previously served as Vice President of Health & Legal Affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association for many years.

Ms. Stearns serves on the board of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, a nonprofit foundation working to ensure quality, accountability, and cost containment in New Jersey, and the Community Health Law Project.



Rutgers School of Law - Camden (J.D.)

Rutgers University - Eagleton Institute of Politics (M.S.)

Rutgers University - Douglass Residential College (B.A.)

  • Recipient, Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award for Public Leadership

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments
Advisory Committee Member, 2017-present

Governor-elect Murphy’s Health Care Advisory Group, 2017

Community Health Law Project
Board Member

New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
Board, 2011-present

Gibbons Law Alert blog (
Editorial Board

National Quality Forum’s Cardiovascular
Steering Committee, 2011-2012

Mercer County Improvement Authority
Assistant Treasurer, 2008-2015

Health Care Payers Coalition
Board Member, 2005-2007
Co-Chair, 2007-2013

Health Care Administration Board
Member, 2006-2015

New Jersey Individual Health Coverage Program Board
Member, 2005-2015

New Jersey Society for Economic & Environmental Development (SEED)
Trustee, 2005-2015

Small Employer Health Coverage Program Board
Member, 2004-2015

Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)
Healthcare Roundtable Steering Committee, 2015-present

Eagleton Institute of Politics Alumni
Steering Committee, 2006-2011

PAM’s List
Board of Directors, 1997-present
Chair, 2002-2011

Governor-elect Corzine Health Care Advisory Group
Co-Chair, 2006

Governor-elect McGreevy’s Agriculture Transition Team
Member, 2002

Women’s Political Caucus of NJ
Board Member, 1998-2006