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October 22, 2019

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has hired Peter Urbanowicz as a Senior Advisor in its Healthcare Industry Group. Mr. Urbanowicz was until recently the Chief of Staff of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Secretary Alex M. Azar II. Mr. Urbanowicz’s public service and corporate experience will help healthcare and life sciences companies navigate a complex and challenging regulatory, political and market environment.

While serving as HHS Chief of Staff through June of 2019, Mr. Urbanowicz functioned as the department’s chief operations officer and was responsible for coordinating all of HHS’ agencies and staff divisions. Mr. Urbanowicz also served as Principal Deputy General Counsel at HHS during the administration of President George W. Bush.

Secretary Azar has publicly noted the vital role Mr. Urbanowicz played in the agency’s work to lower prescription drug prices, advance value-based care and improve rural healthcare access.

Before his appointment to HHS in January 2018, Mr. Urbanowicz was a Managing Director in A&M’s Healthcare Industry Group.

“We welcome Peter’s return to A&M. The critical role he played as the Chief of Staff at the Department of Health and Human Services supplements an already impressive career that spans being a corporate officer, board member, presidential appointee, restructuring consultant and attorney,” said Bryan Marsal, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of A&M.

“Peter’s wealth of insight and experience will be critical in helping our healthcare clients build management teams that can improve financial performance and operational quality,” said Martin McGahan, Managing Director and head of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group. “The A&M Healthcare Industry Group has been actively bolstering its capabilities as the healthcare industry is increasingly coping with rising complexities of financial pressures and regulatory and operational challenges. Peter’s return to A&M, with his added experience from HHS, is part of our integrated strategy to respond to market needs.”

In addition to his work at HHS and A&M, Mr. Urbanowicz has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was a partner in the law firm of Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP.

Mr. Urbanowicz earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Tulane University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, the State of Louisiana and the United States Supreme Court.

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to drive change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

With over 4,000 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.

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Kelsey Eidbo, 415-732-7804, Infinite Global

Sandra Sokoloff, Senior Director of Global Public Relations, Alvarez & Marsal, 212-763-9853