“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”:Advice from Life Sciences General Counsel on Embracing Influence and Power and Running a Successful Legal Department

July 27, 2016 1:30pm

Ana C. Ward
Executive Vice President Legal & Corporate Development
Rosetta Genomics (Lake Forest, CA)

Denelle J. Waynick
Vice President, Legal Affairs (Americas) & US General Counsel
UCB, Inc. (Smyrna, GA)

Caryn McDowell
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Cytokinetics, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)

Liz Lewis
Chief Counsel, Global Oncology Business Unit and Head, Patient Advocacy
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co. (Cambridge, MA)

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

Gretchen Fritz
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Shirley, NY)

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

Carolyn M. Bruguera
Vice President & General Counsel
Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) (Washington, DC)

Jennifer K. Benenson
Vice President, North America General Counsel
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Basking Ridge, NJ)

Alane Barnes
VP General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Durham, NC)

Co-Moderated by:

Michelle D. Axelrod
Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.

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)

Back for a third year by popular demand, this event highlight sets the tone for success for the entire event. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with and learn from an unparalleled panel of General Counsel driving change 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.

Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsored by: