Julie Barnes is the director of health policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).
Prior to her role at BPC, Barnes served as deputy director and later as acting director of the New America Foundation Health Policy Program. Barnes also served as a litigator and regulatory counsel in the Health Care Practice Group of Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. In addition to litigating compensation and benefit disputes, her practice included advice and counsel to managed care organizations, self-funded employers, behavioral health organizations, disease management companies, and health-related trade associations on state, and federal regulatory and litigation matters.
Barnes is the author of several policy papers, the editor-in-chief of a legal textbook published by the Bureau of National Affairs entitled Managed Care Litigation, and is a frequent speaker for the American Health Lawyers Association and the Governance Institute. She received her law degree from American University's Washington College of Law and undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.