Andrew Kessler, JD

Federal Policy Update

Andrew D. Kessler, JD, is founder and principal of Slingshot Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in behavioral health policy.  With 25 years of policy experience- and over 15 of those in behavioral health- Kessler is a fixture in circles that advocate for substance abuse treatment, prevention, and research.  He collaborates frequently with congressional offices, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and other federal actors.  Kessler has written legislation and report language passed by both the House and Senate, and has presented orally before such bodies as the Scientific Management Review Board, the National Conference on Addictive Disorders, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.  In 2019 he founded Opioid Settlement Community Advisors, a consulting group dedicated to advising jurisdictions involved in litigation against manufacturers of prescription opioids. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.  In 1999, he graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he received multiple awards and recognition for his legal analysis and moot court performance.  He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and two children.