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Sales Human Resources

Chatham, New Jersey, United States
January 01, 2018

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Over fifteen years of General Counsel experience and member of the executive team of several multinational companies. Accomplished business strategist, collaborator across all company levels and former CEO of a NASDAQ company division, all contribute to sound business judgment, global strategic thinking and creative thinking to meet and often exceed the business goals.


Received the Chairman’s Award for Individual Excellence from Dr. Reddy’s for skillfully turning a situation of a loss of $2M and loss of a key product into a gain of $3m and an extra year of product supply.

Built the US legal and Compliance departments from scratch that resulted in a reduction of legal expense by 70%, streamlined workflow, and attained full legal compliance.

Oversaw investor relations, public filings and directed press releases while at OTI which resulted in the stock price to move from $.97 to $4.30 while in that role.

Managed and led the negotiations, contract drafting and internal implementation of the largest product collaboration deal in the history of a client company, valued at $2.2 billion, while under tight pressure.


LIFE SCIENCES LEGAL (formerly Life Science Law Group) Newtown, Pennsylvania

Principal, October 2015 – present

Currently serve as outside general counsel on all legal matters to several biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies around the country.

Draft the entire range of biotech business agreements including patient license agreements, joint ventures, collaborative research agreements, supply agreements, distribution, marketing, promotion and settlement agreements.

Provide strategic advice with respect to new product launches, acquisitions, divestitures, launching products at risk, and the overall risk landscape.

Advise companies on various human resources matters, including employment policies, compliance, new hires, terminations, union interactions, and annual benefits renewals.

Assist with government affairs, legal compliance, and conduct audits to assure internal controls are robust and effective.

Serve as corporate secretary for several life science companies.

Advise clients on FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, the Sunshine Act, the PhRMA Code, HIPAA, WARN Act, and product liability laws.

Create company compliance programs,

Advise companies on new debt covenants, private placements, and public filings.

ON TRACK INNOVATIONS, LTD., (Nasdaq: OTIV) New Providence, New Jersey

Global General Counsel, (served as Divisional CEO per legal requirement) January 2014 – August 2015

Member of OTIV Board of Directors, December 2012 – August 2015

Directed all of the legal affairs, patent litigation, trademarks, copyrights, licensing arrangements, worldwide litigation, and public company filings including press releases.

Regularly advised the Board of Directors on tactical strategy for the legal implications of the licensing, acquisition, and settlement of outstanding lawsuits and claims to maximize the value of the assets.

Worked closely with scientists, engineers and communications experts to decide what intellectual property software and hardware would be relevant in selling products while minimizing risk.

WOCKHARDT INC., (Pharma Company with $2B in sales) Parsippany, New Jersey

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, October 2012 – December 2013

Served on the Executive Management Team of the company and advised the Chairman and CEO regularly of the legality and risks of all key business initiatives, strategic plans, and negotiation tactics.

Directed all of the litigations, acquisitions, divestitures, collaborations, licenses, patent litigations, and their respective negotiation strategy to get the most favorable resolution for the company.

Worked directly with federal and state lobbyists to meet with members of Congress and several State Legislatures to help promote the legislative interests of the company, provide analysis of the impact of pending legislation, and commission the drafting of amicus briefs in cases that impacted generics.

Drafted policies, procedures and best practices to assure legal compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including antitrust laws, FDA regulations, EEOC regulations, CMS regulations, FCPA, labeling and promotional regulations, and the Sunshine Act.

Drafted all of the company’s generic pharma agreements, including: supply, manufacturing, sales, marketing, collaboration, joint defense and joint venture agreements.

Managed all of the company's outside counsel in all of the company's litigations, contract negotiations, business advice, training, and compliance with all laws.

Oversaw and approved all of the branded labeling and promotional material for brand products.

Directed the company’s paragraph IV litigation, strategy, and settlement negotiations.

DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES, INC., (Pharma Company with $4B sales) Bridgewater, New Jersey

Senior Counsel, October 2008 – October 2012

Negotiated, drafted and closed all of the company’s key worldwide acquisitions of companies, new products, and manufacturing facilities both in the United States and abroad.

Evaluated, drafted, reviewed and negotiated all of the company’s complex corporate agreements, including the sales, development, manufacturing, distribution and supply agreements, clinical trial agreements, joint venture agreements, letters of intent, intellectual property agreements, real estate leases, construction contracts, property sales agreements, bid packages and marketing agreements.

Advised the Human Resources department on a wide range of employee matters, policies and disputes and conducted several training sessions on Harassment, Anti-fraud and Abuse, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Healthcare Regulations, and other compliance-related topics.

• Assisted with the Company intellectual property filings, patent prosecution, and Paragraph IV filings including their legal strategy and global intellectual property goals.

Successfully oversaw and coordinated several exhaustive U.S. Government Investigations, including two Federal Trade Commission Investigations without the use of outside counsel and negotiated the successful outcome of several litigations and bankruptcies.

Worked closely with the business management teams in India, South America, Europe and the U.S. to understand company objectives and helped orchestrate desired business outcomes.

• Received Dr.Reddy’s Chairman’s Excellence Award for Individual Excellence for 2012 for successfully negotiating a pivotal matter where an entire business unit was at risk of failure.

OSTEOTECH, INC., later acquired by MEDTRONIC, INC. Eatontown, New Jersey

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, February – October 2008

Served as the company’s sole attorney and compliance officer and oversaw the broad worldwide legal function and operations of three company offices and three department staff members. Conducted, developed and oversaw the company-wide compliance program and the training of all sales associates worldwide.

• Developed, implemented and oversaw a company-wide contract review, approval and implementation process, contract database system, and several agreement templates. This included a company-wide document retention policy and legal document retention policy.

Oversaw the patent estate and prosecution of the company which included the filing strategy, prosecution and claims garnered from the forty two (42) US patents and their worldwide counterparts.

Prepared, reviewed and filed all of the Company’s regulatory filings, including 10-K, 10-Q, Form 8-K, Proxy Statements, related public company disclosure matters, and press releases. Advised and trained on corporate governance issues and SOX compliance matters. Worked closely with the Board of Directors in presentations, meetings and as the Corporate Secretary.

• Worked closely with the US Embassy intelligence attachés and managed various corruption matters related to our Eastern European operations.

ACTAVIS INC., Morristown, New Jersey

Director, Commercial Law and Corporate Counsel, August 2004 – November 2007

• Counseled the business team on each new business deal, company venture, and prospective company merger target. Conducted due diligence, risk assessments and presentations to the management team and board of directors.

• Managed outside counsel on a variety of legal matters and worked closely to prepare witnesses, draft briefs and prepared for litigation, mediation and arbitration.

• Led the search for the North American headquarters and oversw the architectural and construction firms to oversee the timely completion of the 80,000 sq. ft. space.

• Oversaw the employment and severance agreements for all employees. Authored and conducted legal and corporate compliance training.

MAYER, BROWN, LLP, New York, New York

Corporate Associate, September 2001 – August 2004; Summer Associate, May 2000 – August 2000,

• Trained in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions department. Conducted due diligence, drafted and reviewed agreements for mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and various structured financing transactions.

• Negotiated and drafted the documentation for several distressed debt and bankruptcy transactions. Drafted private placement memoranda and public offerings. Conducted extensive due diligence into acquisitions.

• Seconded to Merrill Lynch & Company for seven months to work closely with the trading desk in providing legal advice, analysis and solutions to various issues that arose in the high-pressure and high-speed environment.


Employee of Japanese Government, Fukuoka, Japan; July 1995 – July 1998

• Created, researched and presented overviews, recommendations and prospective policy changes for the Ministry's educational curriculum. Responsible for traveling to other Asian countries and gathering information for formal presentations with the Ministry. Made presentations and negotiated with senior business and government leaders. Founded an annual international exchange program of 50 students with a middle school outside of Boston that still exists today.



J.D. Degree, May 2001

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Dominguez Hills, California

M.A. in Behavioral Science, International Negotiation, May 1994

Magna cum laude

BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature, May 1992


Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.


Highly proficient in Japanese, and fluent in Greek.


• American Conference Institute, July 2013, New York, New York

Speaker on: “Effective Use of Outside Counsel”

• U.S. Law Conference, September 2012, Washington, D.C.

Speaker on: “Effective International Litigation Strategy”

• International Bar Association Conference, May 2013, Dallas, Texas

Speaker on: “Patents and Intellectual Property Due Diligence”


• Volunteer on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity for Union County, New Jersey

• Currently serve on the Board of Directors of Digirad Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAD) and

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