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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 Founders Award

AHLA presents the David J. Greenburg Founders Award annually to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout their career and has made significant contributions to the growth and life of AHLA.

2022 David J. Greenburg Founders Award Recipient

AHLA is pleased to announce that this year’s David J. Greenburg Founders Award recipient is Robert G. Homchick from Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. See his bio in the link below

View more information on the Greenburg Award.


FY22 Leader Recognition

We want to thank all FY2022 leadership for their tireless efforts to uplift members and support the health law community. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. View a full list of our FY22 leadership


Each month in Health Law 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.

Fellows Program

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, respected leadership in the health law community, and their continuing service and leadership in the legal profession. AHLA Fellows represent a range of professional backgrounds, experience, and expertise, and are ambassadors for the Association. 

Each year, a coordinating council reviews nominations for new Fellows and presents its recommendations to the Nominating Committee for consideration. The new class of Fellows is elected by the Board of Directors. Learn more about AHLA's Fellows Program and to view a listing of our Fellows.

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 Health Law 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

IDEA Celebration Months and Holidays

AHLA recognizes a number of celebration months and holidays that help to further our inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) initiatives. We invite the membership and our broader health law community to participate in these months/holidays and suggest educational programming around them to highlight the strength of AHLA through its diverse membership. 

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 (In-House Counsel Practice Group)

This recognition 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 winners

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