After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone ACI’s Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law in order to do our part to ensure the safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff.

Originally scheduled for July 28 – 29, 2020, Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law will now take place on November 17 – 18, 2020 in Boston, MA.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this page very soon. Please check back shortly. We look forward to seeing you in November.

Be a Part of the Only Event that Unites Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law for Candid Discussion, Valuable Collaboration and Meaningful Networking.

Over 200 professionals attend this annual event each year designed for women life sciences practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in this industry, as well as to foster communication between like-minded individuals about the key legal developments for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies in the life sciences world.

Join a truly remarkable group of senior level women executives from the life sciences industry for substantive legal updates as well as great networking and mentoring opportunities.

Conference Co-Chairs
Tamara Joseph

Tamara Joseph

General Counsel
Millendo Therapeutics

Robin Walker

Robin Walker

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Stoke Therapeutics


Joy Liu

Deputy General Counsel
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Larissa A. Eustice

Senior Counsel

Sheea Sybblis

Senior Counsel II, Director

Ayesha Ahmed

General Counsel and VP of HR
Nexus Pharmaceuticals

Monique Hunt McWilliams

Assistant General Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company

Carina Reider

Jeannette Potts

SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
FORMA Therapeutics

NEW IN 2020
  • Politics, Policy and Projections: What Does the Current Election Climate Mean for Women and Life Sciences?
  • Mastering the Art of “Tooting Your Own Horn”: Valuable Tools for Self-Marketing as a Woman in the Life Sciences Industry and Being Your Own Best Advocate
  • Increasing Our Focus on the “Inclusion” Piece of D&I: Understanding How We Can Better Include, Support and Retain Our Female Talent in the Life Sciences Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Not-So-Distant-Future: Gaining an Understanding of How the Latest AI Capabilities are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry
  • Breaking Through Bias: Overcoming Gendered Perceptions in the Workplace, Boardroom and Courtroom
  • And more!

How COVID-19 is Transforming the Workplace: Insights on “Return to Work,” Adapting to the “New Normal” and More

  • What will “going back to work” in the life sciences industry look like over the next year?
  • How will female leaders in life sciences space address ancillary challenges to returning to the work – such as schools or camps remaining closed, being or living with someone who is high risk, etc.?

Friday, May 22
1:00 – 2:00 pm EST

Join us for a complimentary webinar.
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LEARN to advance and thrive in the life sciences field

BENEFIT professionally and personally from the advice and storytelling of other women in the industry

MEET with industry counterparts and expand your network with a focus on camaraderie

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If law firms and law departments are serious about developing women leaders, then they’ll send them to this conference. The who’s who of health care lawyers are here and there are multiple opportunities for informal networking and mentoring conversations.

General Counsel, Enzyvant
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This conference is one of the few events I have attended that is focused on women helping women with real-life, practical tips on how to make a significant impact on your career. Many of the speakers are willing to share stories not just of success, but stories of adversity and how to turn those situations around into successful ones. I block my calendar early, so I can be sure to attend each year.

Chief Legal Officer, Beam Therapeutics Inc.

Accreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants which have continuing education requirements. This course is identified as nontransitional for the purposes of CLE accreditation. Learn More


This conference brings together in house and private practice professionals from the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device industries, well-versed in patents, IP, fraud and abuse compliance/enforcement, products liability, regulatory, M&A, and transactional law, and more providing most conducive setting for networking and career development between female legal, business, and compliance professionals.


ACI’s Women Leaders in Law Series aims to promote diversity and increase the prominence of women in the legal community through substantive legal discussion, professional development, and woman-to-woman networking. Our conferences provide industry specific forums for female powerbrokers to unite and discuss the substantive legal developments, challenges and opportunities facing women in their respective industries as well as provide them with the business contacts and communication and leadership skills necessary for continued success and career advancement.


The Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law conference is part of a group of life sciences conferences that cover every facet of legal and business relevance as well as controversy. Learn More

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