Michelle D. Axelrod
Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.
MICHELLE D. AXELROD is a Principal at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. With a background as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, Michelle Axelrod is familiar with the business challenges faced by members of corporate legal and compliance departments. She understands the importance of collaboration between business units and legal and the limitations posed by budgetary constraints. Drawing from her in-house experience, Michelle offers valuable insights to clients on corporate dynamics and provides innovative ideas to support business goals while effectively protecting companies and reducing organizational risk. She takes the time to listen and understand client needs and to provide advice and recommendations that reflect client objectives. Ultimately, she is driven by a desire to help each client’s business succeed - a client’s "win" is her win. Michelle is also a vice president of Porzio Life Sciences, the firm’s subsidiary, which offers a range of marketing and sales compliance products and services to pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies. Michelle has been a catalyst in the launch and growth of compliance programs in life sciences companies during a time when the industry is facing unprecedented legal, regulatory and compliance scrutiny. She has developed credibility with executive management teams and has been instrumental in educating senior executives on the impact and importance of recognizing and addressing compliance issues. Prior to joining Sepracor in 2004, Michelle spent seven years at Gentiva Health Services in Melville New York. As Senior Attorney and Executive Director of the HIPAA Compliance Team, she was responsible for health care regulatory and compliance matters, managed care and insurance contracting, health care fraud and abuse, medical privacy/confidentiality, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, and home healthcare management, distribution and licensing arrangements.