Mark Yost is a partner in a national law firm, where he focuses on Healthcare Regulatory and Long-Term Care Practices. Mark has over fifteen years of experience in the heavily regulated healthcare sector, where he defends and lobbies on behalf of healthcare providers. He brings a wealth of regulatory, government affairs and public policy experience in the healthcare and aging fields, most notably providing strategic leadership in navigating difficult regulatory predicaments.
Mark has previously served as CEO, COO and General Counsel of a regional innovative healthcare company. He has overseen the operations of nursing homes, physician practices, dialysis centers, rehabilitation therapy practices, and other ancillary healthcare enterprises. Additionally, he has served as a lobbyist for developers of CCRCs and nursing facilities, as well as for major national tourist attractions. Mark has also served on the Boards of many non-profits as well as legislative policy committees of a number of trade associations both at the federal and state levels.
As a prior staffer both in government and on campaigns, Mark understands how government can and should work and is able to utilize government affairs strategies when legal strategies may not work, or may not work quickly enough. He has lobbied on a diverse group of issues from highly technical healthcare finance to real estate, taxation, civil rights and environmental issues. Mark also continues to be involved as in advisor in targeted political campaigns.
Mark has a J.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore; a Masters in Public Policy from American University; and a B.S. in Political Science from Towson University. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.