Epstein Becker & Green Co-Founder Honored By Columbia Law School

Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 01:00

Steven B. Epstein, co-founder of Epstein Becker & Green and one of the pioneers of U.S. health care law, has been honored with Columbia University Law School's "Medal of Excellence." The award ceremony took place in February at the Columbia Law School Alumni Association's annual winter luncheon held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Mr. Epstein has been instrumental in the acceptance of managed care as the most prominent form of health care delivery. He continues to be a leader in health policy and legal structures that are used together to form a quality and a cost-effective health care system.

Mr. Epstein currently serves as chair of Columbia Law School's Board of Visitors. He received Columbia University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 and Tufts University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.

As the Obama administration and the 111th Congress begin their work to reform America's health care system, a joint venture has been created between the public policy affiliate of EpsteinBeckerGreen, one of the country's premier health care law firms, and the leading government relations firm of Oldaker Group. The entity has been named National Health Advisors, LLC.

The services to be offered include legislative advocacy; health policy analysis; coalition building; strategic messaging and alliance development; and legislative and regulatory risk assessments.

"National Health Advisors will fuse the knowledge of 135 healthcare lawyers and consultants with the Capitol Hill advocacy expertise of the Oldaker Group's professionals," said EpsteinBeckerGreen Chair Doug Hastings.

EpsteinBeckerGreen has announced that seven attorneys have joined its fast-growing Atlanta office in the firm's national Real Estate and Business Law practices from the Atlanta office of law firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP.

They are Michael Coleman, member of the firm in the Business Law practice; Aasia Mustakeem, member, the Real Estate practice; C. Anthony Mulrain, member, Business Law practice; Donald M. Woodard, senior counsel, Business Law practice; Crystal W. Cook, associate, Real Estate practice; Tara N. Evans, associate, Business Law practice; and Janice Y. Island, associate, Business Law practice.