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AHLA Announces 2022 Greenburg Service Award Recipient

  • June, 25, 2022

Washington, D.C - AHLA is pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the David J. Greenburg Service Award is Robert “Bob” Homchick from Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

Bob obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Puget Sound and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Notre Dame Law School, summa cum laude. Bob has been a practicing attorney since 1983. He has served within AHLA as a chair of the Association’s Fraud and Compliance Forum planning committee and the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. Bob is a member of the Board of Directors and is an AHLA fellow. He has additionally served as chair of the Health Law Section for the Washington State Bar Association and as president of the Western District of Washington for the Federal Bar Association.

“We are pleased to present this prestigious award to a long-standing member of the AHLA community,” said David S. Cade, the Executive Vice President, and Chief Executive Officer of AHLA. “Bob has served for many years as a thought-leader on many important issues surrounding health law and has been an invaluable source of wisdom and expertise regarding Stark Law and fraud and abuse.”

"Bob epitomizes the qualities of the namesake for the David J. Greenburg Award," said Cynthia Y. Reisz, current president of AHLA and member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. "He has spent his career committed to educating and mentoring others in health law.  Bob's vision, commitment to excellence, collegiality and loyalty to AHLA are aspirational to us all."

As a health care regulatory attorney, Bob works with clients on issues related to the federal Stark Law and its state law counterparts, regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse. He has extensive experience in assessing the regulatory risks of mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations, working with providers, managers, and private equity funds to formulate joint ventures, implementing compliance programs, and advocating for providers in government audits.

“Bob is a leader, mentor and true visionary at DWT and in the larger health law community," said Hope Levy-Biehl, Partner and Co-Chair of Davis Wright Tremaine's Healthcare Practice Group. "DWT is thrilled that AHLA is honoring and recognizing him by awarding him the Greenburg Service Award.”

The David J. Greenburg Service Award is awarded annually to an individual who has shown great loyalty to the Association throughout their career and has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of AHLA. The Greenburg Award is the highest and most prestigious award offered by AHLA.