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Awards & Recognitions

AHLA values and recognizes member participation, and the commitment of our leaders to the Association's activities. Learn more about our various awards and recognitions below.


David J. Greenburg Service Award

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.

View a listing of past award winners.



Each month in AHLA Connections magazine, AHLA recognizes members who have provided service to the Association. Looking to get more involved with AHLA? There are many opportunities for you to volunteer to share your expertise or develop your leadership skills. See a current list of our current volunteer opportunities.


In the Fall of 2004, AHLA established the Fellows program to recognize lifelong leaders of the Association. This honor recognizes leaders’ 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. To date, the Association has given this honorary award to approximately 100 AHLA members. 

Fellows include past AHLA presidents and former members of the Board of Directors as well as 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.

A coordinating council reviews nominations for new Fellows classes and prepares recommendations for the Nominating Committee. A new class of Fellows is selected annually. View a listing of our Fellows and those serving on the Fellows Coordinating Council.

Past Presidents

​AHLA is indebted to countless volunteers for assisting the Association in carrying out its mission. Our Past Presidents have taken the laboring oar in guiding the organization through its long history. View a listing of our Past Presidents.

Top Honors

AHLA’s annual Top Honors list, published each June in AHLA Connections magazine, is a recognition of the law firms, organizations, government agencies, and consulting firms that encourage and sustain member participation in AHLA. Download the full AHLA Top Honors or click below for more details. 


AHLA is grateful to the individuals and corporations for their generous support of the Association's educational mission in each calendar year. Their contributions make possible the creation and dissemination of educational resources. Donors are recognized in the Lifetime Honor Roll of Donors.

Other Recognitions

Patricia Meador Award (Fraud and Abuse Practice Group)

In tribute to their distinguished colleague and AHLA Fellow, the late Patricia T. Meador, and in special recognition of her many years of outstanding contribution and exemplary leadership to the national health law bar, the AHLA Fraud and Abuse Practice Group leadership established the Patricia Meador Leadership Award to be presented annually to the volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and dedication to the education and mentoring activities of the Practice Group in the year preceding the annual Fraud and Compliance Institute.

View a listing of past award winners.

The Golden Ferret Award (In-House Counsel Practice Group)

This award is given to the best "strange but true" story as told by an attendee at the In-House Counsel Practice Group Luncheon held each June. This is the opportunity for colleagues to recount their strangest work-related escapades and to have a great laugh.

View a listing of past award winners

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