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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 and works with an array of clients to develop and implement legislative and regulatory strategies. In her role at the firm, she provides strategic counsel to an array of clients on regulatory and legislative issues, with a focus on healthcare matters. She also 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.

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, as well as on NJ Spotlight’s list of “Top 10 Healthcare Lobbyists in New Jersey,” and is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers® in the Government Relations category. Ms. Stearns previously served as Vice President of Health & Legal Affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association for many years.



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
Business and Commercial Litigation Committee
Insurance Benefits Committee

Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments
Advisory Committee Member

Caldwell University Healthcare Administration Program
Advisory Board Member

Community Health Law Project
Board Member

National Quality Forum’s Cardiovascular Expert
Steering Committee, 2014 – 2016

NJ Health Care Quality Institute
Board, 2011 – present

Gibbons Law Alert blog (www.gibbonslawalert.com)
Editorial Board

National Quality Forum’s Pulmonary and Critical Care
Steering Committee, 2012

Horizon Healthcare Innovations
External Advisory Panel, 2011 – 2012

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

N.J. Individual Health Coverage Program Board
Member, 2005 – 2015

NJ 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 –

Eagleton Institute of Politics Alumni
Steering Committee, 2006 – 2011

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

Disease Management Study Commission
Member, 2008 – 2010

Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma
Member, 2005 – 2010

Health Care Access Study Commission
Member, 2007 – 2008

Governor’s Rationalizing Healthcare
Subcommittee on Reimbursement, 2007

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

New Jersey Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments
Convener, 2006

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

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