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UHLC honors Health Law & Policy Institute co-founder

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Nov. 11, 2011 – The University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute held a reception this week to honor well-known attorney J.D. Epstein, one of the founders of the Institute.  Epstein has been involved with the Law Center for more than 30 years as a professor, supporter, and adviser. He currently serves as a senior member of the HL&PI Advisory Board.

“As a co-founder of the Health Law & Policy Institute, J.D. Epstein has been a major factor in helping to build our health law program into one of the best in the country,” said Dean Raymond T. Nimmer.

At the reception held on Tuesday, Epstein was recognized for his many contributions to the health law community and to the Law Center both as a teacher and a mentor of many lawyers.

“J.D. Epstein is a nationally recognized lawyer who has served the medical and legal community as a teacher, lawyer, writer, and leader in the field. We are grateful for the significant role he has played in the growth and development of the Health Law and Policy Institute,” said William J. Winslade, Institute director.

Epstein has represented thousands of hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, HMOs, prepaid group practices, medical staffs, and various vendors to the industry throughout the nation, as well as non-health care industry corporations with health care benefit concerns. He began his career as an attorney for Blue Cross in Chicago followed by partnerships at Wood, Lucksinger and Epstein as well as Vinson and Elkins, LLP in Houston. Epstein is now Of Counsel at Greer Herz & Adams, LLP in Galveston. His is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and as a Texas Super Lawyer.

Dean Nimmer has announced that a scholarship fund for health law LL.M. students has been established in honor of J.D. Epstein. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please send donations to the University of Houston, Health Law & Policy Institute, 100 Law Center, Suite 104, Houston, TX 77204.

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