Bruce Wolff is a retired attorney who most recently served as a partner in the healthcare practice at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Washington, D.C.
His practice focused on healthcare transactions including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, managed care, nonprofit institutions and healthcare regulatory matters, public policy and strategic planning.
Mr. Wolff served in private law practice in New York City and Washington, DC for over thirty years. He has extensive experience with sophisticated corporate transactions (both domestic and international) representing institutional, group and individual providers, managed care companies, underwriters and venture capital investors, and others serving or financing elements of the healthcare sector. He also has a broad range of regulatory and compliance experience; has developed a number of ground-breaking for-profit/non-profit collaborations; has negotiated the health benefit plan coverage for various Fortune 500 companies; and has been deeply involved in various innovative public policy and strategic planning initiatives over the years. He has represented a number of educational institutions, technology-oriented entities, and a variety of non-profit organizations, including national public charities.
Mr. Wolff previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Health Operations at Aetna Life and Casualty, in charge of all legal, regulatory and state government affairs for Aetna’s health and group insurance businesses. He served on the Management Council of Aetna Health Plans, responsible for running Aetna’s health businesses, and on the Chairman’s Health Strategy Group, responsible for determining Aetna’s strategic direction in healthcare.
Mr. Wolff was a Special Assistant to Secretary Joseph Califano at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), where, among other things, he was in charge of revitalizing the Federal HMO program and convincing large national employers to offer and encourage HMOs. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at HEW, where his responsibilities included the HEW budgetary process on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Wolff served as a Member of the Board of Directors, 1992–96; and National Counsel, 1986–92; Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.
He attended Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1968 and Amherst College, B.A., 1965