Don Bell is Senior Vice President, Health Policy 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 and policy 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 has been awarded designation 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.