Gill Deford is the Director of Litigation at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Mr. Defordwas a staff attorney for eighteen years with the National Senior Citizens Law Center in Los Angeles, specializing in health law, public pensions, ERISA, and SSI. He was later the director of a Massachusetts agency providing legal assistance to people with mental disabilities and a staff attorney with the health law team at AARP Foundation Litigation in Washington, D.C. Since 1999 he has been with the Connecticut office of the Center for Medicare Advocacy, where his work focuses on systemic improvements to Medicare through federal court litigation. His law degree is from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor’s Degree is from Harvard University.