Rujul Desai, JD, advises Covington & Burling LLP clients on drug pricing, market access, reimbursement, strategic contracting, and regulatory solutions. He brings deep experience with biopharma, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies.
Mr. Desai has held a number of leadership roles in the biopharma, PBM, and specialty pharmacy industry, including with CVS Caremark, UCB, and most recently as vice president at Avalere Health, a leading health care consulting firm. He has led engagements across a wide range of market access and reimbursement issues, including optimizing new product launches, pricing, PBM and payer formulary access, value-based contracting, distribution network design, patient access and hub services, affordability programs, e-prescribing, digital health, and the use of health economic data and modeling.
Mr. Desai was a captain in the Medical Services Corps of the US Army Reserves, and served in active duty in Iraq.
Mr. Desai is a member of the Bar of Texas. District of Columbia bar application is pending; supervised by principals of the firm.