Crowell & Moring's John T. Brennan Elected As American Health Lawyers Association Fellow
Washington, D.C. - May 25, 2007:
Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that John T. Brennan, Jr., chair of the firm's Health Care Group, was elected as an American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Fellow. Brennan will become a Fellow of the Association, along with nine other newly elected individuals, during the AHLA annual conference in Chicago, June 25-27, 2007. The new AHLA class of Fellows were elected by the Fellows Coordinating Committee and the Board Nominating Committee and approved by the AHLA Board of Directors. AHLA is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field.
In the fall of 2004, AHLA established a program to recognize lifelong leaders of the Association. The Fellows Program created a forum for former leaders to continue to contribute to the success of health lawyers. To date, only 61 of the more than 10,000 members of the Association have been chosen to become Fellows. The AHLA Fellows act as ambassadors for the Association's community and serve as role models and mentors to current AHLA members. The Fellows are made up of former AHLA presidents, Board Members and committee members who have been active within the Association and who represent a wide range of professional backgrounds, experience, and expertise.
Brennan has been practicing health care law since his graduation from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1978. Prior to that, he received his Masters in Hospital Administration from The George Washington University and served as a hospital administrator for several years. He is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, NY. Brennan's practice primarily focuses on health care fraud and abuse matters, especially relating to federal false claims, antikickback, and physician self-referral (Stark Law) issues. He provides advice to clients facing civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement actions, dealing frequently with the Department of Justice and HHS-OIG. He formerly served for several years as Chair of the AHLA's Fraud and Abuse Specialty Law Committee, the Association's largest specialty group, and is a member of the BNA Health Care Fraud Reporter Editorial Board. He has lectured and written frequently on fraud and abuse-related topics.
Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, 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.