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"I am proud that Health Lawyers has created a Fellows Program to recognize the significant contributions made by our lifelong leaders. They have enriched our Association and the practice of health law and we are pleased that our Fellows will play a significant roll in helping to advance the Association’s mission."
- Peter M. Leibold, Past AHLA Chief Executive Officer

What Does it Mean to be an AHLA Fellow?

In the Fall of 2004, AHLA established a program to recognize lifelong leaders of the Association. The Fellows Program created a forum for former volunteer leaders to remain active in AHLA where they can continue contributing to AHLA’s success and support the Association’s public interest mission.

Only a small percentage of AHLA’s nearly 13,000+ members are selected for Fellowship. This honor recognizes their career-long achievements, their contributions and ​tenure with AHLA, and their continuing service and leadership in the legal profession. AHLA Fellows are ambassadors for the Association and serve as role models and mentors to current AHLA members.

Fellows include past AHLA presidents, former members of the Board of Directors, former members of practice group and program planning committees, and others who have been very active within the Association. While representing a wide range of professional backgrounds, experience, and expertise, AHLA Fellows share certain key characteristics that defines them as leaders: their continued participation in AHLA initiatives and their respected leadership in the larger health law legal community.

In March 2005, AHLA honored forty leaders into its inaugural class of AHLA Fellows. A coordinating committee was also established to oversee the program’s activities and involvement of Fellows in various Association initiatives.

Fellows Coordinating Committee
AHLA Fellows

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S. Allan Adelman Shareholder LeClairRyan Email
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Gail B. Agrawal Dean University of Iowa College of Law Email
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Michael F. Anthony Counsel McDermott Will & Emery LLP Email
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Constance H. Baker CH Baker Law Email
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Jerry A. Bell Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Email
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Timothy P. Blanchard Partner Blanchard Manning LLP Email
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Elise D Brennan Partner Conner & Winters LLP Email
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John T. Brennan Partner, Practice Co-Chair Crowell & Moring LLP Email
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Bonnie S. Brier Sr. Vice President, General Counsel NYU Office of General Counsel Email
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Bernadette M. Broccolo Partner McDermott Will & Emery LLP Email
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Elizabeth B. Carder-Thompson Partner Reed Smith LLP Email
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Alex M. Clarke Partner Baird Holm LLP Email
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Thomas W. Coons OBER | KALER Email
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Almeta E. Cooper Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Morehouse School of Medicine, Office of the General Counsel Email
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Dale H. Cowan Attorney at Law Law Office Dale H Cowan MD JD Email
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Richard G. Cowart Chair, Health Law/Government Relations & Public Policy Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Email
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Anthea R. Daniels Shareholder Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Email
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Gary Scott Davis Partner McDermott Will & Emery LLP Email
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Paul R. DeMuro Of Counsel Broad and Cassel Email
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Gregory M. Duckett Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Email
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Gary W. Eiland Partner King & Spalding LLP Email
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J.D. Epstein Partner Greer Herz & Adams Email
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Nancy E. Forbes Partner Ropes & Gray LLP Email
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Thomas C. Fox Counsel Reed Smith LLP Email
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Donna D. Fraiche Attorney Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Email
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Alan S. Goldberg Attorney & Counsellor At Law Email
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Edward B. Goldman Associate Professor, University of Michigan. Dept. of ObGyn University of Michigan Dpt of Obstetrics & Gynecology Email
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Alice G. Gosfield Principal Alice G Gosfield & Associates PC Email
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Douglas J. Hammer Vice President & General Counsel Intermountain Healthcare Email
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Gail D. Hasbrouck General Counsel Advocate Health Care Email
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Douglas A. Hastings Chair, Health Care & Life Science Practice Epstein Becker & Green PC Email
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Brent L. Henry Vice President and General Counsel Partners Healthcare System Email
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Thomas K. Hyatt Partner Dentons US LLP Email
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Mark A. Kadzielski Pepper Hamilton LLP Email
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James P. Kelly Sr. Partner Kelly Law Firm PC Email
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Marilou M. King Attorney DHHS Office of the General Counsel Civil Rights Division Email
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Robert F. Leibenluft Partner Hogan Lovells LLP Email
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Gregory M. Luce Partner Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP Email
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John E. Lyncheski Director Cohen & Grigsby PC Email
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Douglas M. Mancino Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP Email
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Margaret M. Manning Partner Blanchard Manning LLP Email
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Tom Mayo Professor SMU/Dedman School of Law Email
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Joel L. Michaels Partner McDermott Will & Emery LLP Email
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John J. Miles Principal OBER | KALER Email
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Michael W. Peregrine Principal McDermott Will & Emery LLP Email
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Gerald R. Peters Latham & Watkins LLP Email
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Philip L. Pomerance COO and General Counsel Best Practices Inpatient Care Inc Email
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Dennis J. Purtell Attorney Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC Email
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Deborah A. Randall Attorney Law Office of Deborah Randall Email
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Glen A. Reed Partner King & Spalding LLP Email
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Stephen E. Ronai Of Counsel Murtha Cullina LLP Email
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James Roosevelt President and CEO Tufts Health Plan Email
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Michael D. Roth Arbitrator, Mediator, Hearing Officer Law Offices of Michael Dundon Roth LLP Email
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Beth J. Schermer Principal Christofolo Schermer Consulting Email
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Susan O. Scheutzow Partner Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL Email
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James G. Sheehan Chief, Charities Bureau NY Attorney General's Office Email
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Thomas C. Shields Partner (retired) K & L Gates LLP Email
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Gerald M. Sill Lathrop & Gage LLP Email
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T.J. Sullivan Partner Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Email
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Sanford V. Teplitzky Chair, Health Law Practice Group OBER | KALER Email
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Harvey M. Tettlebaum Partner Husch Blackwell LLP Email
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James L. Touse Chief Risk Officer DST Health Solutions LLC Email
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Lisa Diehl Vandecaveye Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer Beaumont Health Email
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Ivan Wood Senior Counsel Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Email

Emeritus Fellows

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Stephen M. Blaes Attorney Stephen M Blaes Attorney At Law Email
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James Doherty Email
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J. Kay Felt Retired Dykema Gossett PLLC Email
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Virginia H. Hackney Partner Hunton & Williams LLP Email
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Gail P. Heagen Email
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Nathan Hershey Professor of Health Law University of Pittsburgh Email
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Leonard C. Homer Of Counsel OBER | KALER Email
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Robert L. Johnson Attorney Robert L Johnson Attorney At Law Email
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Michel A. LaFond Esquire Sulloway & Hollis PLLC Email
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Robert W. Miller Director Grady Memorial Hospital Email
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Joseph A. Murphy Email
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Jack S. Schroder Retired Partner Alston & Bird LLP Email
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Thomas C. Shields Partner (retired) K & L Gates LLP Email
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Ross E. Stromberg Director ross stromberg Email
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Eugene Tillman Email
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Lee Voorhees Attorney Email
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Adele A. Waller Principal Consultant Email

Emeritus Fellows, Deceased

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Jamie H. Clements* General Counsel Email
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James L. Hall* Deceased Email
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James E. Ludlam* Attorney Musick Peeler & Garrett LLP Email
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Patricia T. Meador K & L Gates Email
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Sherwin L. Memel Deceased Email
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Galen D. Powers* Email
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Jennifer A. Stiller Law Offices of Jennifer A Stiller Email
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Jack C. Wood* Attorney Email

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For more information about the Fellows Program, please contact Tory Johnson​ at (202) 833-0750.


 Nominating AHLA Fellow


AHLA members are invited to nominate colleagues and peers whom they believe are qualified to be an AHLA Fellow.

Visit Fellow Nomination page
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