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February 2017 Issue, Volume 10, Number 2

AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law (Journal) is a free benefit for members. The Journal brings you in-depth analysis that will help you advise your clients in the ever-changing world of health and life sciences law. The Journal's editorial board, veteran members of the profession, identify topics they view as critical and review all articles. 


Members can access issues of AHLA's Journal back through October 2008 at To browse from your desktop, click the "back issues" tab on the left of every issue. To search, select the "search" tab. Our interactive online format also allows readers to click through citations to access additional resources.

What’s new in the latest issue:

Brief Insights:
The Trump Administration and Antitrust Challenges to Hospital Mergers by John J. Miles Read Now

Feature Article:
The Use of Self-Critical Materials as Adverse Evidence: Can Privilege Protect Against Hobson's Choice? by Scott R. Grubman Read Now

Notes and Comments:
Five Years After NFIB: Is Medicaid Expansion Still Feasible? by Jeffery Rowe Read Now

The Yates Memo and the Push for Individual Accountability by Jonathan S. Feld and Eric S. Klein Read Now

Practice Resource:
Health Care Data Breaches: Practical Advice for Trying Times by Kristen Rosati and Scott Bennett Read Now
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AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law has been cited in numerous publications, including these since 2015:

American Criminal Law Review
Indiana Health Law Review
University of Baltimore Law Review
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
American Journal of Law & Medicine
Arizona Law Review
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Boston College Law Review
Cardozo Law Review & de novo
Duquesne Business Law Journal
Emory Law Journal
Food and Drug Law Journal
Fordham Law Review
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
Hastings Law Journal
Health Matrix
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Journal of Health & Biomedical Law
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy


Editorial Board Members

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Cynthia F. Wisner Editor-in-Chief Trinity Health (734) 343-1139 Email
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Elise D. Brennan Member Conner & Winters LLP (918) 586-8585 Email
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Michael H. Cook Member Liles Parker PLLC (202) 298-8750 Email
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Richard G. Cowart Member Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC (615) 726-5660 Email
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Lawrence L. Foust Member Children's Health (214) 456-7705 Email
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Lucy C. Hodder Member University of New Hampshire (603) 513-5212 Email
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Travis Grainger Lloyd Member Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (615) 252-2306 Email
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Holley Thames Lutz Member Dentons US LLP (202) 408-6836 Email
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Thomas Mayo Member Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (214) 768-3767 Email
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Jordan K. Paradise Member Seton Hall University School of Law Faculty (973) 642-8825 Email
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Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson Member Wiley Rein LLP (202) 719-7150 Email
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Cynthia Ransburg-Brown Member UAB Health System (205) 975-4844 Email
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Paul W. Shaw Member Verrill Dana LLP (617) 274-2860 Email
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Richard F. Tompkins Member First Chesapeake Group Inc (410) 991-9327 Email

Staff Liaisons

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Cynthia M. Conner Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0755 Email

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