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Crowell & Moring's Arthur N. Lerner Elected to American Health Lawyers Association Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2008: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that partner Arthur N. Lerner, co-chair of the firm's Health Care Group and member of the firm's Antitrust Group, has been elected to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) 2008-09 Board of Directors. The appointment becomes effective at the AHLA annual meeting in San Francisco, being held June 30, 2008 - July 2, 2008. The AHLA, which is governed by a Board of 27 members, is the nation's largest nonpartisan 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. The AHLA's 10,000 active members practice in law firms, government, in-house settings, and academia.

Lerner's practice focuses on antitrust, transactions, and fraud and abuse issues for managed care organizations, health care providers, and other health care entities. He is the former chair (2004-2007) of the antitrust practice group of the AHLA and former chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section's Federal Civil Enforcement (formerly FTC) Committee (2004-2007). He directed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) health care antitrust program from 1982 to 1985 and before that, while at the Commission, he served as attorney advisor to the Chairman of the FTC, as assistant to the director of the Bureau of Competition, as deputy assistant director (Health Care), and as an FTC trial attorney in health care antitrust.

The following Crowell & Moring attorneys also hold AHLA leadership and service positions:

  • Partner John T. Brennan - AHLA Fellow
  • Partner Robert L. Roth - AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues Planning Committee
  • Partner Christine L. White - Vice-Chair for AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 400 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, health care, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's lawyers regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in California, New York, London, and Brussels.

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