Nicholas (Nick) Alexander, J.D., is the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. He leads the team in coordinating across the FDA to engage proactively with state, local, and territorial policymaking officials on important FDA policy issues and agency priorities. The intergovernmental affairs team also serves as the FDA’s primary liaison with tribal governments and officials, working across the agency on official tribal consultation and engagement with tribal communities. Mr. Alexander joined the FDA in 2014, handling high-profile issues as deputy director in the Office of Legislation and has also served as a senior advisor to the deputy commissioner of the Office of Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs.
Before joining the FDA, Mr. Alexander served as the director of federal policy for a large non-profit organization focused on organizing “grasstop” leaders, including state, local and territorial officials, to promote policies and investment in evidence-based programs benefitting at-risk children, both at the state and federal levels. Prior to that, he was the criminal law counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, where he helped state and territorial attorneys general address criminal law and law enforcement policy issues that were national in scope. Mr. Alexander has also practiced law and worked with state and local officials as a staff member for the American Bar Association.
Mr. Alexander received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.