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David J. Greenburg Service Award 

Congratulations to Harvey M. Tettlebaum, winner of the 2013 David J. Greenburg Service Award! 

AHLA is pleased to announce that Harvey M. Tettlebaum, a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP in Jefferson City, Missouri, has been named the recipient of the Association’s David J. Greenburg Service Award for 2013. The award was presented to Mr. Tettlebaum on June 29, 2013, at the AHLA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. 

"Harvey has served the Association in extraordinary ways, as a member of the Board, chair of a practice group, author, editor, speaker, and in myriad leadership positions. But just as important as Harvey’s leadership efforts have been (or perhaps even more important) is the manner in which he has served the Association, particularly his dedication to AHLA’s Public Interest mission," said AHLA President Dinetia M. Newman. For more information, click here.

In her presentation of the award to Mr. Tettlebaum, Ms. Newman also commented:

Harvey believes that practicing law is a profession, not a trade, and believes in giving back to that profession. He has shown special fidelity to the Association’s Public Interest mission, serving on the committee and through annual monetary contributions, but also suggests topics for convener sessions and for the Public Information series. Harvey also continually suggests speaking topics at programs that are important for the nation’s healthcare leaders to discuss even if they may not appear on the desk of a regulatory, transactional or litigation lawyer every day. He really believes the Association should be the respected forum where lawyers and policymakers discuss issues like “the culture of life and death,” the “mental health conundrum,” and “healthcare quality.” 

Harvey is a giver, not a taker, and the consummate professional, with an incredibly warm and engaging sense of humor.

AHLA presents the David J. Greenburg Service Award annually to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout his or her career, and who has made significant contributions to the growth and life of AHLA. 

The award is named after David J. Greenburg who was instrumental in the formation of both the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and the National Health Lawyers Association. AHLA’s success today is due in large part to Mr. Greenburg’s creativity, entrepreneurship, and vision.   


Winners of the David J. Greenburg Service Award

2013 - Harvey M. Tettlebaum
2012 - Almeta E. Cooper
2011 - Robert W. Miller
2010 - Douglas A. Hastings
2009 - Beth Schermer
2008 - Sanford V. Teplitzky
2007 - Richard G. Cowart
2006 - Michael F. Anthony
2005 - Gary W. Eiland
2004 - Thomas K. Hyatt
2003 - Glen A. Reed
2002 - Robert L. Johnson
2001 - Anne H. Hoover
2000 - Gary Scott Davis
1999 - J.D. Epstein, Leonard C. Homer, Phillip A. Proger
1997 - James L. Hall, Jr.
1996 - Joel L. Michaels
1995 - Alan S. Goldberg
1994 - Dale H. Cowan
1993 - Alice G. Gosfield
1992 - Thomas C. Fox
1991 - Leonard C. Homer
1990 - David J. Greenburg


David J. Greenburg

David J. Greenburg (1925-2007) was the founder of both the Academy of American Healthcare Attorneys in 1967 and the National Health Lawyers Association in 1971, the organizations that came together to form AHLA. David was interested in creating a specialty of health law, and he worked tirelessly to create a collegial community of professionals helping each other and the public. David's commitment to excellence, his ability to motivate, his vision, his warmth and his love of life touched his colleagues and his staff in a fundamental way. David is gone, but his spirit lives on in AHLA's members and its staff.

The American Health Lawyers Association presents the David J. Greenburg Service Award to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout his or her career and has made significant contributions to the growth and life of the Association. The award is presented annually at the Board dinner at the Annual Meeting.


Related Resources

Read memories and recollections submitted by those colleagues, members, and friends who knew David Greenburg.

Read David J. Greenburg's obituary from The Washington Post, November 19, 2007.

Read the tributes to David J. Greenburg that appeared in our membership magazine.

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