Kimberly L. Brandt joined Tarplin, Downs and Young, LLC as a partner in January 2021. Most recently, Brandt served as Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations and Policy of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In that role she supported the Administrator in overseeing all activities necessary for the operation and management of CMS’ $1.4 trillion dollar budget, 140 million beneficiaries and its programs, including, Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Brandt previously served as Chief Oversight Counsel and General Counsel on the Majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee under Senator Orrin Hatch from January 2011 until August 2017. Before joining the Finance Committee staff, Kim was a Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird in Washington, D.C. She has also served as CMS’ Director of the Medicare Program Integrity Group and as a Senior Counsel at the HHS Office of Inspector General.