Rujul Desai, JD
Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
Rujul Desai advises clients on drug pricing, market access, reimbursement, strategic contracting, and regulatory solutions for drugs, biologicals, devices, and diagnostics. 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. He has led engagements across a wide range of U.S. and global 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 is an author of the U.S. chapter of a global treatise on drug pricing and reimbursement.
Mr. Desai was a Captain in the Medical Services Corps of the U.S. Army Reserves, and served in active duty in Iraq.