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The purpose of the Young Professionals Network is to provide opportunities for all young professionals to network, enhance professional development skills, and develop leadership abilities. Become a member of this Community.

Members of the Young Professionals Council plan and organize networking events and brown bag webinars, develop career and professional resources, facilitate involvement opportunities for young professional members in Practice Groups, pro bono, Public Interest, and the Mentoring program.

There are many ways to become more involved in AHLA and to "be found" by AHLA leaders looking for assistance with projects. If you want to become more engaged in the Association, there is a place for you.

Find a Practice Group (PG) and Get Involved: AHLA's 16 PGs provide many opportunities for young professionals to contribute – through research, writing, planning, social media, and speaking. Each group has a Vice Chair of Membership who will be glad to talk with you about opportunities. Visit the specific PG webpages for more information.

Participate in the AHLA Mentoring Program: Create your profile. Become a mentor for a law student or health lawyer just starting out. Find your own mentor and connect with an AHLA member who can share what it's like to be in the health law field.

Connect with others in the Community: This online community forum provides members with an opportunity to connect with one another. In addition, networking breakfasts and dinners are held at various in-person programs. Visit the specific program webpages for more information about these events. Networking events are also held at various law schools and law firms around the country. If you are interested in helping to organize an event in your area, contact us at YP@healthlawyers.org.

Access the Young Professionals Toolkit.



Committee Members

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Daniela J O'Mara Community Moderator Dentons US LLP (202) 408-6947 Email
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Scott R. Grubman Community Engagement Coordinator Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP (404) 233-4171 Email
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Lindsay P. Holmes Social Media Coordinator Baker Hostetler (202) 861-1746 Email
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Benjamin Martin Daniels Vice Chair Fresenius Medical Care North America (781) 699-4177 Email
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Susan Alexis Edwards Vice Chair Reed Smith LLP (202) 414-9261 Email
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Jennifer C. Hutchens Chair Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA (704) 377-8122 Email
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Stephanie D Willis Board Delegate Crowell & Moring LLP (202) 624-2721 Email
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Thomas Ferrante Member Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA (813) 223-7000 Email
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Melesa A. Freerks Member Foley & Lardner LLP (312) 832-5158 Email
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LisaMarie Gora Member Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA (732) 855-6124 Email
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Jennifer Wooten Ierardi Member Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (312) 926-8320 Email
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David E. Kopans Member Jones Day (614) 281-3895 Email
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Alex T. Krouse Member Krieg DeVault LLP (574) 485-2003 Email
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Rachel D. Ludwig Member (304) 340-1185 Email
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Lisa M. Luetkemeyer Member Husch Blackwell LLP (314) 345-6248 Email
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Devin Jennifer McIlwee Member Northwestern Memorial Health Care (312) 926-6024 Email
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Sean Shahin Nabi Member (617) 565-2371 Email
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James A Saling Member McDermott Will & Emery LLP (305) 347-6516 Email
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C. Ryan Sprinkle Member Stroudwater Associates (770) 913-9046 Email
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Dennis P. Williams Member DLA Piper LLP (US) (305) 702-8844 Email

Staff Liaisons

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Allison E. Beard Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0779 Email
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Kerry B. Hoggard Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0760 Email
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Tory Johnson Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0750 Email
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Robert Taflinger Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0773 Email
 

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