David S. Cade

    American Health Law Association (AHLA)

    David S. Cade is the Executive Vice President/CEO of the American Health Law Association (AHLA), the nation's largest nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. The Association's more than 12,000 members practice in a variety of settings in the health care community. He joined AHLA in March 2015.

    Mr. Cade's broad leadership experience in the health law profession includes a 14-year role as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he supported program policy and developed legal positions to expand health insurance and coverage options for Medicare beneficiaries, as well as established creative solutions to support Medicaid program expansions. During his 28-year career at HHS, he also served as the Acting General Counsel, and he was the Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Family and Children's Health Programs Group and Acting Deputy Director of the Medicaid Bureau. Mr. Cade also served as a working group member of the Clinton White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. ​