Olivia Backhaus, Esq.

Associate Attorney


  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Bachelor’s degree, Sewanee: The University of the South

Olivia Backhaus is an Associate Attorney at Sequel Health Law PLLC. Ms. Backhaus conducts legislative and regulatory research and analysis, and counsels Sequel’s clients in matters of health and drug law and policy. Before joining Sequel, she worked in federal food, cosmetic and chemical law, where she gained practical experience in policy advocacy and legislative research and strategy. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Bar Admission: District of Columbia


Speaking Engagements

National Foundation for Women Legislators
November 18, 2023
Orlando, FL
Prescription Drug Affordability Boards 101

Aimed Alliance
March 18, 2024
Live Podcast
“Cannabinoid Clarity & The Need for Federal Regulation to Protect Consumers, States and Industry”


Lynn Webster, Olivia Backhaus, and Amy Bianco, Three recent court decisions reframe what constitutes criminal conduct in prescribing controlled substances, 19 J. Opioid Manag. 17 (2023).