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Don Bell is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.  Mr. Bell advises NACDS and chain pharmacies regarding federal drug laws, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse laws, antitrust, employment law, and many other legal issues that affect NACDS and its members.  He is also responsible for managing ongoing litigation on behalf of chain pharmacies.  He analyzes and drafts proposed legislation, and helps work with federal and state governments.  Mr. Bell regularly gives presentations and writes articles on legislation, litigation and regulations that affect the pharmaceutical industry.  Mr. Bell is designated as a Certified Association Executive by the American Society for Association Executives, and he has served as President of the American Society for Pharmacy Law.  He is a member of the DC, Maryland and Virginia bars and has been admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court and dozens of other federal courts.  Mr. Bell came to NACDS after working with Proskauer Rose LLP, a large New York-based law firm where he practiced health care litigation.  Mr. Bell received his JD from George Washington University and his BA from Northwestern University.   


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  1. Health Care: 50%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    26 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    26 years

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National Association of Chain Drug Stores

1776 Wilson Blvd
Suite 200
Arlington, VA, 22209


VAAuthorized to practice law200409/15/2015
DCActive 199812/27/2011
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TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyProskauer Rose LLP1990 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Northwestern UniversityPhilosophy and Political ScienceBA1986