David Cade, a former top attorney at HHS, has been appointed CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Cade, 54, will assume the role at the educational organization on March 1. He succeeds Peter Leibold, who led the association for 15 years before becoming chief advocacy officer at St. Louis-based Ascension Health in November.
Currently, Cade is a shareholder at the law firm Polsinelli, where he advises large hospitals, health systems, associations, corporations and community providers. During his time as deputy general counsel at HHS, he aided in the expansion of health insurance and coverage options for Medicare beneficiaries and helped support Medicaid program expansions, according to a news release.
A member of the AHLA since 1997, Cade has served on the association's board for the past six years.