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Rebecca E. Smith
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5077 resmith@cov.com Download V-card

Becca Smith is an associate in the firm’s health care practice group and litigation practice group in Covington’s Washington office.

Ms. Smith is a member of the Bar of California. District of Columbia bar application is pending; supervised by principals of the firm.

  • Representing state agency in an appeal of a Medicaid disallowance related to the collection of alleged overpayments before the HHS Departmental Appeals Board.
  • Advising state agency in responding to an audit of its school-based Medicaid administrative costs conducted by the HHS OIG.
  • Advised state agency on development of a program to provide services in compliance with Medicaid home- and community-based settings regulations under Section 1915 of the Social Security Act.
  • Representing state in complex environmental litigation involving claims under state statutory and common law.

Pro Bono

  • Representing family affected by the immigration executive orders in litigation involving the Administrative Procedure Act and Mandamas Act.
  • Advised nonprofit organization on executive branch authority to eliminate or scale back firearm restrictions.
  • Advised nonprofit organization on the authority and requirements of CMS and states to provide abortion coverage in the event of a change in legislation to Medicaid block granting.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • ABA Young Lawyers Division, Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, Vice Chair

Previous Experience

  • The White House Council on Environmental Quality, Intern (2015)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Intern (2014)