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American Health Law Association Announces Patricia A. Markus as the Next President-Elect Designate

  • April, 29, 2021

The Board of Directors of AHLA announced today that Patricia A. Markus has been selected as the next President-Elect Designate.

As President-Elect Designate, Ms. Markus will play a key role in guiding the Association’s strategic planning efforts leading up to her term as President, which will begin July 1, 2023. Ms. Markus joined AHLA’s Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as the Chair of the Practice Groups and Special Councils Board Committee. She previously served as a Vice Chair and then Chair of the Health information and Technology Practice Group from 2008-2015, and as a member of the Health Information and Technology Program Planning Committee from 2012-2014. 

“I’m delighted that Trish will continue to share both her leadership and her considerable breadth and depth of experience with the Association in this new capacity,” comments S. Craig Holden, President of the American Health Law Association, and a Shareholder at Baker Donelson, “She has long been a respected leader within the Association and has the vision and commitment to serve the Association well as it faces the challenges of the future.”

David S. Cade, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of AHLA, agrees: “Trish’s decades of leadership experience in the health law bar, her unparalleled background in providing strategic and practical advice, and her commitment to AHLA’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives make her the ideal candidate to lead our Association into the future. We look forward to working with her as she undertakes this new responsibility.” 

Ms. Markus received her B.A. from Haverford College and went on to receive her J.D. from Boston College Law School. She is a past President of the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys and a former Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Health Law Section. Ms. Markus is a Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, and she has been recognized by such publications as Chambers USA and the Best Lawyers in America for her excellence in healthcare law practice. Ms. Markus advises clients on health care regulatory compliance and transactional matters, with a special focus on health information privacy, security, and technology issues. She speaks and publishes on health care topics frequently, and she has served in a variety of leadership roles both at AHLA and with other health care organizations.