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Professional Experience Attorney Manager

St. Louis, Missouri, 63122, United States
May 31, 2017

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St. Louis, Missouri 63122



Solutions focused attorney specializing in regulatory and compliance law with experience in FDA and pharmaceutical related matters. Primary practice focuses on highly regulated matters including state pharmacy and controlled substance registrations, drug distribution strategies and mandatory reporting requirements. Utilizes research experience and training to understand complex laws and regulations. Previous background and experience in all aspects of litigation including developing and implementing case strategy for successful resolution of client objectives. Works well with others, highly versatile, detailed oriented, quickly masters new roles and responsibilities, and enjoys overcoming challenges in a fast pace work environment.


Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC, St. Louis, Missouri

Consultant (February 2017 – April 17, 2017)

oIdentify and secure appropriate business and distribution licenses to ensure lawful operation and distribution of company’s product nationwide.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Regulatory Operations Project Attorney (October 2010 – December 2016)

oDesigned new company department and led team in consolidation of seven manufacturing sites’ licensing requisites

oAccelerated acquisition integration by establishing centralized regulatory operations licensing division comprised of legacy businesses and new acquisitions, (approximately 215 state licenses) to improve alignment with national distribution strategy

oAdvised company when corporate transactions triggered requirements to transition or obtain new licenses

oRendered legal opinions on proposed and ongoing regulatory filings with state regulatory agencies

oImplemented compliance initiatives to ensure compliance with licensing laws and regulatory bodies for multiple state agencies

oMitigated risks and provided clear direction for product distribution

Pilla & Pilla LLP, St. Louis, Missouri

Attorney (January 2008 – October 2010)

oDeveloped case strategies, all aspects of trial preparation and case management

oCounseled new businesses on issues involving business entity selection and formation, business registration requirements, negotiation and review of all types of business contracts and agreements

oHandled civil, criminal, family law and probate cases.

All aspects of litigation involving discovery, dispositive motions, oral argument and trial preparation

Pilla’s Restaurant, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

Owner/General Manager (1990-2008)

oFounded, built and grew restaurant/lounge including:

oDevelopment of comprehensive business plan

oRecruitment of staff and multiple vendors

oDevelopment and implementation of a unique strategic plan enabling the company to grow in a crowded market

oDelivered above market profit margins and grew employee base to 125

oSuccessfully led transaction process that resulted in sale of the company with a 40 times return to all investors


Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan

J.D., December 2007

oExcellence in Oral Advocacy Certificate

oClient Counseling Competition; Negotiation Competition

Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, Missouri

B.S. Business Administration, December 2003

oDean’s List; magna cum laude


Missouri, 2008


Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Voices for Children, Guardian Ad Litem

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