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AHLA Names Patricia A. Markus as New Association President

  • July, 06, 2023

Washington, D.C. ­– AHLA is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia A. Markus, JD, CIPP/US, as the new Association President for the coming year. Markus began her term as president on July 1st.  

“It has been an honor to associate with Trish over the years and see the influence she provides as an ambassador for health law,” said David S. Cade, Chief Executive Officer of AHLA. “Her dynamic passion for health care and drive to get things done will be a major contributor in AHLA’s future success. I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the coming year.”  

Markus graduated with her juris doctorate degree from the Boston College Law School and is a Health Privacy and Technology Law Partner at Nelson Mullins. She represents health care providers and health technology companies across the country on wide-ranging regulatory compliance, reimbursement, licensure, and operational matters, emphasizing issues related to health information privacy, security, and technology. Markus has been a member of AHLA for over 20 years, serving in many capacities as a speaker, leader, chair, and voice for health law.   

“To serve in the role of AHLA President is the honor of a lifetime,” Markus said. “Over the coming year, I look forward to working alongside my AHLA Board and staff colleagues to begin implementing AHLA’s new strategic plan, with the goal of strengthening and modernizing the organization for a new generation of health law professionals. I also plan to highlight the association’s work to advance the public interest, including through education to increase understanding of and reduce stigma associated with behavioral health conditions.” 

“Trish is the hardest working lawyer I know,” said Bob Wilson, managing partner of Raleigh. “I’ve seen how much time she has devoted to the AHLA in the last few years in addition to all her client work. But for her, AHLA is a labor of love. It is a great organization that is fortunate to be led by people like Trish. I look forward to Trish’s term as president.” 


The American Health Law Association (AHLA) is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. AHLA provides a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its more than 13,000 members to serve their clients more effectively. AHLA aims to produce the highest quality non-partisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues. For more information, click here.  


Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 33 offices in 17 states and Washington, D.C.  For more information, click here