Michael Barnes

Michael C. Barnes, J.D., is Managing Attorney at Sequel Health Law, where he practices health and drug law and policy. Mr. Barnes advises clients on matters involving opioids, cannabinoids, access to treatment, insurance coverage and payment, behavioral health parity, privacy, digital health, and correctional health care, among other topics. He is also Chairman of the Center for U.S. Policy and a member of the board of directors for the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association, the National Sheriffs’ Association’s Drug Enforcement Committee, and the editorial board for the Journal of Opioid Management. Mr. Barnes’s research and analysis have been published in more than 15 legal, policy, and medical journals. He is a recipient of the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Ray L. Casterline, M.D., Award for Excellence in Writing.