Join us this summer in Boston for the 10th Anniversary of ACI’s Flagship Summit for Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law.

2023 Conference Chairs

Aileen M. Fair

Senior Corporate Counsel Litigation & Government Investigations
Bristol Myers Squibb


Lora Spencer

Principal Litigation & Investigations Counsel

Keynote Interview

Julia Tierney

Chief Of Staff, Office of The Commissioner
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Fireside Chat

The Importance of Allyship in Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Sandra Leung

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Bristol Myers Squibb

Our 2023 event will provide the invaluable opportunities for networking and collaboration that you’ve come to rely upon, with the chance to meet, engage with and learn from nearly 200 female attorneys and executives from the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

This year’s program highlights will include:

  • An Exploration of Key Legislative, Enforcement and Policy Developments Influencing Life Sciences IP, Products Liability and Compliance in 2023
  • Focus Session on How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Impact Drug Pricing, Innovation and Commercialization
  • Moving the Needle on Clinical Trial Diversity: Navgating New FDA Requirements for Diversity Action Plans
  • Mastering the Art of Rainmaking: Pro Tips for Perfecting Your Pitch, Bringing in Business and Ensuring You Get the Credit
  • Spotlight on the “FemTech” Revolution: Examining the Legal and Compliance Challenges Associated with Digitizing Women’s Health
  • Navigating Your Career Journey: Interactive Q+A with Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Who Have Successfully Changed Career Paths
  • Regulatory Compliance Planning for Life Sciences Companies: Focus on Trends in Trade/Export Controls and Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

With the life sciences industry currently experiencing unprecedented growth, innovation, and visibility, it is more important than ever that women in leadership work together to increase their prominence and recognition within the field. The ACI “WILS” conference has earned its standing as the one and only forum where female leaders in the life sciences legal industry can convene, connect, and call on one another to act regarding their careers, aspirations, and personal growth.

We hope you will join this outstanding community of today’s as well as tomorrow’s female life sciences leaders for what will be one of the most valuable gatherings of the year.

Network with Industry-Leading Women From
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Azurity Pharmaceuticals
  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
  • BMS
  • Corza Medical
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EMD Serono
  • GSK
  • Incyte Corportation
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Moderna
  • Panavance Therapeutics
  • Pfizer
  • Regeneron
  • Seer
  • Spero Therapeutics
  • Sumitovant Biopharma
  • Vertex

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.

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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.

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.

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