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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.


  • 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)


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Crowell Health Solutions

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“How Rapidly Changing Data Policy Is Impacting Digital Health Innovation,” Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2023–Navigating the Rapid Developments in Health Care. (March 16, 2023). Presenters: Brandon Ge, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Tara Singh, and Savanna Williams.
Crowell & Moring Elects 16 New Partners, Promotes Five to Senior Counsel, and 25 to Counsel (January 9, 2023)
Firm News / Announcement
"CMS Issues a New “Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes” Proposed Rule," Health Care Alert (December 22, 2022). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Tara Singh, Allison Kwon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FDA Issues Final Guidance on Clinical Decision Support Software," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (October 10, 2022). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Tara Singh, John Fuson, Robbie Rogart Jost, Rachael Padgett, Lidia Niecko-Najjum
Client Alert / Newsletter
"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.
"Aetna/CVS Health and Crowell & Moring Seminar: Hot Regulatory Issues in Health Care - Telehealth," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (July 13, 2022). Speakers: Jodi G. Daniel and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.
“COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers: Review of CMS Emergency Regulation and Answering Common Questions," Crowell & Moring Webinar (November 12, 2021). Speakers: Troy A. Barsky, Janet C. Walker, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, and Tyler Brown.
"CMS Releases Rule Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Workers," Health Care Alert (November 5, 2021). Contacts: Troy A. Barsky, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Janet C. Walker, Savanna Williams
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My!: Business and Clinical Considerations for the Ketamine Industry," Podcast: Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! (October 25, 2021). Contacts: Payal Nanavati, Joe Records, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, John T. Brennan Jr.
Client Alert / Newsletter
“Digital Health 2021: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Requirements, Reimbursement, and Risks under California and Federal Law,” Practising Law Institute (July 22, 2021). Presenters: Alice Hall-Partyka, Jodi Daniel, and Lidia Niecko-Najjum.

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