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Lidia Niecko-Najjum

Phone: +1 202.624.2713
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Lidia Niecko-Najjum is a 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.


  • 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)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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"CMS Issues Sweeping Reform to Modernize the Stark Law: Part I," Health Care Alert (November 30, 2020). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, Jacinta Alves, John T. Brennan Jr., Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Roma Sharma
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"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.
"Telemedicine: Regulatory Compliance Concerns in a Rapidly Changing Environment," Health Care Compliance Institute’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 16, 2018). Co-Presenter: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"Pre-Summit Session C: Mini Course - Telehealth 101," Mid-Atlantic’s Telehealth Resource Center Telehealth Summit, Hershey, Pennsylvania (April 15, 2018). Co-Presenter: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"Keeping Up with Technology & Compliance in Your Practice – Telemedicine, AI & Blockchains," 3rd Annual Healthcare Law & Compliance Boot Camp for Healthcare Providers, Washington D.C. (February 24, 2018). Presenter: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"NOVA Lean Startups Presentations & Panel Discussion," Tysons Corner Health IT Roundtable (June 29, 2017). Panelist: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
"Hot Topics in Health Law: Perspectives on Where We Were and Where We Are," FDA and Telehealth, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Health Law Forum (March 23, 2017). Panelist: Lidia Niecko-Najjum.

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