David A. Lipschutz, an attorney licensed in California and Connecticut, joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy in June 2010, working in the Connecticut office. He moved to the Washington, DC office in July 2011. Prior to joining the Center, from 2005 to 2010, Mr. Lipschutz worked as a staff attorney at California Health Advocates (CHA), a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and education for California Medicare beneficiaries. While at CHA, he engaged in Medicare policy work and provided technical assistance to Medicare counselors and advocates. He also testified before Congress and the California state legislature, and was a frequent lecturer and trainer regarding myriad Medicare issues. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Lipschutz co-authored a chapter on Medicare in California’s Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) publication California Elder Law, Resources, Benefits, and Planning. Before joining CHA, Mr. Lipschutz worked as a staff attorney at the Center for Health Care Rights, a non-profit agency that provides direct services to Medicare beneficiaries in Los Angeles County. Mr. Lipschutz earned his B.A. degree from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1993 and his J.D. degree from University of California, Davis in 1999.