Pre-Conference Workshop

Workshop A: Networking as a Woman: Clear-Cut Tools for Enhancing Your Experience and Making It Count

Jul 19, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speakers

Tracy Palmer Berns
Vice President, Ethics & Compliance
Medtronic, MITG (Mansfield, MA)

Elena Rossano
Assistant General Counsel
Purdue Pharma L.P. (Stamford, CT)

Linda F. Friedman
Executive Vice President General Counsel
Astellas US LLC (Northbrook, IL)

Laura A. Vogel
Partner
Barclay Damon, LLP (Boston, MA)

Day 1 - Thursday, July 20, 2017

7:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast Hosted by: Peabody & Arnold
8:15
Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Empowerment Awards Ceremony
8:30
Co-Chairs’ Introductory Remarks and Welcoming Exercise
9:00
Fireside Chat with Martine Rothblatt, PhD Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics
9:30
Year in Review: 2016-2017 Legal Updates by Practice Area
11:00
Networking Break

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11:30
Women’s Leadership Initiative: Creating and Maintaining Successful Female Groups
12:45
Networking Lunch for Speakers and Attendees

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2:00
M&A in the Life Sciences Industry: Impacts from Antitrust to IP and Beyond
3:15
Peer-to-Peer Networking Break

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3:30
Retaining Women in the Workplace
4:45
Latest Business Initiatives and Their Legal Implications
5:45
Day 1 Adjourns to Reception hosted by: Greenberg Traurig

Day 2 - Friday, July 21, 2017

7:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast Hosted by: Peabody & Arnold
8:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks and Recap of Day 1
8:30
Women Leaders in the Public Sector: 2017 Priorities and the Unique Obstacles They Face
9:30
Trump Administration: Keeping Ahead of the Changes
10:30
Peer to Peer Mingling Break

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11:00
NextGen in the Life Sciences Legal Industry: Assets and Challenges
11:45
Getting Ahead: Tips for Reaching the Top in Public Sector, Law Firms, and Corporations
12:45
Lunch for Workshop Attendees Only

Post-Conference Workshop

Workshop B: “What I Wish I Had Known”: Advice from Inspiring and Influential Life Sciences General Counsel

Jul 21, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speakers

Speakers:

Tonya L. Combs
Sr. Director - General Patent Counsel, Lilly BioMedicines
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)

Karah Parschauer
EVP, General Counsel
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (Novato, CA)

Kathy Hibbs
General Counsel
23andme (Mountain View, CA)

Jane Wasman
President, International and General Counsel
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Ardsley, NY)

Tamara Joseph
SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
InVivo Therapeutics Corp. (Cambridge, MA)

Catherine B. Levitt
Vice President, Regional General Counsel and Secretary, Americas
Astellas US LLC (Northbrook, IL)

Moderated by:

Diane E. Lifton
Partner and Co-Chair, Life Sciences Group Product Liability Group and Co-Chair of Hiring and Diversity Committees
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York, NY)

Stacey Antar
Vice President, General Counsel
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Day 1 - Thursday, July 20, 2017

7:15
Registration and Continental Breakfast Hosted by: Peabody & Arnold

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8:15
Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Empowerment Awards Ceremony
8:30
Co-Chairs’ Introductory Remarks and Welcoming Exercise

Elona Kogan
Former General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lori G. Cohen
Shareholder and Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gael Tisack
Director of Technology Evaluation and Industry Engagement
Wichita State University

In this session, attendees will break into small groups at their tables as our conference leaders take you through an icebreaking exercise.

9:00
Fireside Chat with Martine Rothblatt, PhD Chairman & CEO of United Therapeutics

Interviewed by:

Lori G. Cohen
Shareholder and Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

9:30
Year in Review: 2016-2017 Legal Updates by Practice Area

Kathleen Gersh
Senior Counsel
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Colleen M. Hennessey
Managing Partner
Peabody & Arnold LLP (Boston, MA)

Sally Woodhouse
Vice President
Cornerstone Research (Boston, MA)

Katie C. Pawlitz
Partner
Reed Smith LLP (Washington, DC)

Melanie R. Rupert
Partner, Litigation Department
Paul Hastings (New York, NY)

Speakers will review the most important case law updates and enforcement initiatives of the past year that every Life Sciences professional needs to know. Broken down by practice area, including IP, Products Liability, and Compliance, this session will provide attendees with the big picture of the year’s most critical developments giving you the competitive edge you need to advance in your field.

11:00
Networking Break

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11:30
Women’s Leadership Initiative: Creating and Maintaining Successful Female Groups

Mercedes Myer, Ph.D.
Partner
Drinker Biddle LLP (Washington, DC)

Courtney Camp Enloe
Chief Counsel Manufacturing Relationships
McKesson Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

Monique Hunt McWilliams
Chief Diversity Officer
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)

Jennifer Santos
Sr. Corporate Counsel
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Boston, MA)

Lisa J. Pirozzolo
Partner, Co-Chair Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (Boston, MA)

  • Taking a hard look at the statistics regarding the representation of women in the life sciences legal industry
  • Understanding the business imperatives behind diversity and inclusion: building corporate and law firm buy-in
  • Designing and carrying out practices to ensure that traditionally underrepresented groups have a path to success
  • Educating yourself on unconscious bias and being objective about what is happening
  • Identifying and participating in external groups including associations, mentoring and groups by common interests
  • Discussing which diversity initiatives are working, which aren’t, and why
  • Learning ways to keep your group thriving by evolving and changing with the needs of its members

12:45
Networking Lunch for Speakers and Attendees

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2:00
M&A in the Life Sciences Industry: Impacts from Antitrust to IP and Beyond

Elona Kogan
Former General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Government Relations
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Donna Meuth
Associate General Counsel-Intellectual Property
Eisai Inc. (Andover, MA)

Rachel Adcox
Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Washington, DC)

Erin J.D. Austin
Attorney
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

With M&A on the rise in the Life Sciences Industry, nearly every professional in this industry will be affected by it at some point. Our experienced panelists will help you understand the far-reaching impacts of these transactions and how those in other practice areas will be impacted. In addition, they will review strategies for avoiding common pitfalls and balancing your own interests with the interests of the company.

3:15
Peer-to-Peer Networking Break

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3:30
Retaining Women in the Workplace

Elizabeth Feeney
Assistant General Counsel Dispute Resolution & Prevention
GlaxoSmithKline (Philadelphia, PA)

Ellen Hudock
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Investigations Counsel
GlaxoSmithKline (Philadelphia, PA)

Michelle D. Axelrod
Principal
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Westborough, MA)

Sheila N. Swaroop
Partner
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (Irvine, CA)

Linda Wadler
Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Washington, DC)

  • Learning active steps firms and companies can take to retain strong female talent
  • Giving women crucial tools they can use to be successful and keep their careers moving forward
  • Exploring some of the challenges faced by women seeking pay equity and leadership roles at Life Sciences companies and the firms representing them
  • Advocating for yourself and getting credit for your contributions and achievements
  • Techniques for increasing awareness of exceptional work done by women at your company

4:45
Latest Business Initiatives and Their Legal Implications

Martine Rothblatt, PhD
Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics (Silver Spring, MD)

Maryana Zubok
Senior Corporate Counsel
Pfizer, Inc. (New York, NY)

Gail L. Daubert
Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Lorie S. Foster
Division Counsel
Abbott Laboratories (Columbus, OH)

Sapna Palla
Partner
Wiggin & Dana (New York, NY)

In this session, our panelists will discuss some of the recent business trends within the Life Sciences industry, how they may impact your company and what attorneys need to know to best counsel their clients or colleagues. Such topics covered will include:  

  • Patient-centered care
  • Access and pricing initiatives
  • Business initiatives under the First Amendment umbrella
  • The business and strategic portfolio management of life sciences patents
  • Reimbursement including coding, coverage, and payment in an evolving environment

5:45
Day 1 Adjourns to Reception hosted by: Greenberg Traurig

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Day 2 - Friday, July 21, 2017

7:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast Hosted by: Peabody & Arnold

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8:15
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks and Recap of Day 1
8:30
Women Leaders in the Public Sector: 2017 Priorities and the Unique Obstacles They Face

Sara Miron Bloom
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)

Gael Tisack
Director of Technology Evaluation and Industry Engagement
Wichita State University

Amy Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Solicitor
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

Moderator:

Teresa “Terry” Stanek Rea
Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP (Former Deputy Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Do not miss this unique opportunity to gain insights from some of the most influential women leaders in the public sector as they discuss their top priorities life sciences industry for 2017, differences from the public sector, and what those in the private sector need to know. Moreover, learn about their career paths and how to succeed in the public sector.

9:30
Trump Administration: Keeping Ahead of the Changes

Delphine W. Knight Brown
Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (New York, NY)

Megan Grossman
Shareholder
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd (Philadelphia, PA)

Tiffany R. Moseley
Partner
Loeb & Loeb LLP (Washington, DC)

Gina M. Mazzariello
Vice President, Human Pharma Business Law
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ridgefield, CT)

In 2017, Life Sciences companies and their counsel will need to deal with myriad change to regulatory agencies, including the USPTO and FDA as well the DOJ’s latest enforcement priorities under the country’s new administration. Hear from leading women in the know about how to prepare for the upcoming changes and learn the information you need to become the source for strategies to adapt to these changes at your company or firm.

10:30
Peer to Peer Mingling Break

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11:00
NextGen in the Life Sciences Legal Industry: Assets and Challenges

Megan D’Alisera
Senior Counsel
Cantel Medical (New York, NY)

Corinne E. Atton
Associate
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto (New York, NY)

Join our panel of NextGen legal professionals as they discuss some of the unique challenges they are facing in their careers and what higher ups need to know to help women succeed in today’s environment. Our panelists will also discuss some of the differences of NextGen professionals and how these can make them an asset in the workplace.

11:45
Getting Ahead: Tips for Reaching the Top in Public Sector, Law Firms, and Corporations

Speakers

Anna Barry
Senior Vice President, Legal & Secretary
Jounce Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)

Deborah A. Logan
Associate General Counsel
EMD Serono, Inc. (Rockland, MA)

Maureen McGirr
Vice President, Office of Ethics, Global Compliance
Merck & Co., Inc. (North Wales, PA)

Michelle M. Umberger
Madison Office Managing Partner
Perkins Coie (Madison, WI)

Moderated by:

Carol Pitzel Cruz
Partner
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (Seattle, WA)

Featuring panelists with diverse experiences and backgrounds, this session is designed to provide tips to help women advance their career. Whether you are at a big firm, small firm, in house, not-for-profit, or somewhere else, this is the must-attend panel that will give you the tools you need break the glass ceiling and reach the top in your chosen field.

12:45
Lunch for Workshop Attendees Only

Workshop A: Networking as a Woman: Clear-Cut Tools for Enhancing Your Experience and Making It Count

Jul 19, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Tracy Palmer Berns
Vice President, Ethics & Compliance
Medtronic, MITG (Mansfield, MA)

Elena Rossano
Assistant General Counsel
Purdue Pharma L.P. (Stamford, CT)

Linda F. Friedman
Executive Vice President General Counsel
Astellas US LLC (Northbrook, IL)

Laura A. Vogel
Partner
Barclay Damon, LLP (Boston, MA)

What is it about?

  • Tips for starting the conversation and making yourself memorable
  • Using social media to network effectively
  • Strategies for building your resume and getting on boards
  • Plans for creating a pipeline of women coming up through the ranks
  • Learn how to concisely and effectively introduce a peer and highlight her achievements, talents, and abilities to other peers, employers, and clients
  • Pair up with a partner to practice tools designed to enhance your skills as a mentor or mentee
  4:45 / Workshop Adjourns to Pre-Registration and Welcoming Reception Hosted by: Porzio-Life-Sciences-Logo_RGB PorzioBN_CMYK-hi-res

Workshop B: “What I Wish I Had Known”: Advice from Inspiring and Influential Life Sciences General Counsel

Jul 21, 2017 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Speakers:

Tonya L. Combs
Sr. Director - General Patent Counsel, Lilly BioMedicines
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)

Karah Parschauer
EVP, General Counsel
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (Novato, CA)

Kathy Hibbs
General Counsel
23andme (Mountain View, CA)

Jane Wasman
President, International and General Counsel
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Ardsley, NY)

Tamara Joseph
SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
InVivo Therapeutics Corp. (Cambridge, MA)

Catherine B. Levitt
Vice President, Regional General Counsel and Secretary, Americas
Astellas US LLC (Northbrook, IL)

Moderated by:

Diane E. Lifton
Partner and Co-Chair, Life Sciences Group Product Liability Group and Co-Chair of Hiring and Diversity Committees
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York, NY)

Stacey Antar
Vice President, General Counsel
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

What is it about?

Back for the fourth year by popular demand, this event highlight is a can’t miss ending to an incredible conference. Don’t skip this opportunity to network with and learn from an unparalleled panel of General Counsel driving changes and delivering results in the life sciences world who will provide mentoring and guidance for women at all stages in their career on advancing within the ranks of the life sciences world. The esteemed panelists will share their road to the GC office, advice for shattering the glass ceiling, skills necessary to thrive at the executive level, what they look for in relationships with outside counsel and with their legal teams, and balancing management of a successful department with a robust and full personal life.