• University of Virginia, BSN with a double major in economics (2003)
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (2010)
  • The George Washington University, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance (2011)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Lidia Niecko-Najjum

Senior Counsel & CHS Director

Lidia Niecko-Najjum is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Health Care Group and is part of the firm’s Digital Health Practice. With over 15 years of clinical, policy, and legal experience, Lidia provides strategic advice on health care regulatory and policy matters, with particular focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital therapeutics, telehealth, interoperability, and privacy and security. Representative clients include health plans, health systems, academic medical centers, digital health companies, and long-term care facilities.

Lidia’s experience includes serving as a senior research and policy analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges on the Policy, Strategy & Outreach team. Lidia also practiced as a nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in the general medicine with telemetry unit and the GI endoscopy suite, where she assisted with endoscopic procedures and administered conscious sedation.

Speeches & Presentations


  • "OCR Issues Anti-Discrimination Guidance for Pharmacies Related to Reproductive Health Care Services," Crowell & Moring’s Health Law Blog (July 25, 2022). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum and Sarah Rippy.
  • "CMS Issues First FAQs on the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule," Crowell & Moring’s Health Law Blog (May 24, 2021). Authors: Jodi G. Daniel and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "OIG Sends a Special Fraud Alert on Speaker Programs," Crowell & Moring’s Health Law Blog (November 25, 2020). Authors: Troy A. Barsky, Michael Shaheen and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "HHS Approves Telecommunications for Providing Medicare Home Health Services, on a Permanent Basis, Effective January 1, 2021," Crowell & Moring’s Health Law Blog (November 9, 2020). Authors: Brian McGovern and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "[U.S.] Digital Health and Health Care IT," Digital Health 2020, International Comparative Legal Guides (March 2020). Co-Author: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "Telemedicine," American Bar Association/BNA Books, E-Health, Privacy and Security Law, Fourth Edition (November 2018). Chapter Co-Author: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "Obligations in Response to a Health Care Data Security Breach," American Bar Association/BNA Books, E-Health, Privacy and Security Law, Third Edition (November 2016). Chapter Co-Author: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "Postmarketing Obligations & REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) Programs," Bringing Your Pharmaceutical Drug to Market, The Food and Drug Law Institute (May 2015). Chapter Co-Author: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
  • "Primary Care Teams: Are We There Yet? Implications for Workforce Planning," Acad. Med. 2013 Dec; 88 (12):1827-9. Authors: Grover A, Niecko-Najjum LM.
  • "Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future: More Physicians, Professional Reforms, and Technological Advances," Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Nov; 32(11):1922-27. Authors: Grover A, Niecko-Najjum LM.

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