Bonus Episode: An Interview with Harry Nelson of Nelson Hardiman

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast show

Summary: We are so pleased to introduce our very first bonus episode with an incredible guest! Harry Nelson is the founder of Nelson Hardiman, LLP, the largest healthcare and life sciences specialty law firm in Los Angeles. Harry is the author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, published by Forbes in March 2019, which received critical praise for changing the crisis-related conversation from spectacle to solutions. The book grew out of Harry’s work in opioid overdose and other crisis response in behavioral health. In 2017, Harry co-authored From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care, an exploration of U.S. health policy past, present, and future aimed at moving beyond rhetoric and hand-wringing to bipartisan dialogue. Like his books, Harry’s work as an advisor straddles the intersection of healthcare transformation and regulatory compliance with a focus on practical solutions to emerging problems from digital and behavioral health to cannabis and biologic products. Harry serves as chair of the Behavioral Health Association of Providers, an education and advocacy organization that works to advance standards and develop tools to address industry challenges. His leadership has been recognized, among other distinctions, by Behavioral Health Network Resources’ 2018 Addiction Advocacy Award.