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February 2016 Issue, Volume 9, 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. 

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What’s new in the latest issue:

Brief Insight:
King v. Burwell and the Retreat from Chevron by Ronald S. Connelly Read now

Featured Article:
To Promote or Not to Promote? The Enforceability of FDA's Off-Label Marketing Restrictions Following Amarin by Matthew T. Newcomer and Yune T. Do Read now

Notes and Comments:
Searching for Certainty: OFCCP Jurisdiction Over Health Care Providers by Dara L. DeHaven and Leigh M. Nason Read now

Behavioral Health and Population Health Management: Is It Time for Real Progress? by Arthur J. Fried, Paul A. Gomez, and Purvi B. Maniar Read now

Practice Resource:
Real Estate Industry Appraisal Practices versus Federal Health Care Regulations by Mary Beth F. Johnston, Amy O. Garrigues, and Jon S. Zucker Read now

Featured with additional resources in the Health Care Real Estate Lease Toolkit, available to members of sponsoring Affinity Groups and Practice Groups.

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AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law has been cited in numerous publications, including these since 2014:

Harvard Journal on Legislation
Stanford Technology Law Review
Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law
Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property
American Journal of Law & Medicine
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy
Elder Law Journal
Vanderbilt University Law School Journal of Health Care Law & Policy
Health Matrix: Journal of Law Medicine
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law
Hastings Law Journal
Arizona Law Review
George Mason Law Review
The Yale Law Journal Forum
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

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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Jennifer S. Geetter Member McDermott Will & Emery LLP (202) 756-8205 Email
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Joel M. Hamme Member Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC (202) 872-6761 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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Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson Member Wiley Rein LLP (202) 719-7150 Email
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Cynthia Ransburg-Brown Member The University of Alabama System (205) 975-4844 Email
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Susan O. Scheutzow Member Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL (216) 736-7228 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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