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Senior Counsel

Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States
September 12, 2018

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John B. Hoffman

** ******** *****, ********, ** *8512; 857-***-****

-Process-oriented and business-focused biotech attorney intent on adding value while minimizing risk

-Pro-actively re-negotiated 1,300+ Master Services Agreements interacting with dept. head, internal procurement representatives and North American vendors

-Skilled and proficient explainer of contractual terms and possible areas of exposure

Professional Experience

Corporate Attorney, Cranbury, New Jersey

John B. Hoffman, LLC, August 2010 – present

Represent public and private companies handling a variety of legal matters including domestic & international contract negotiation and internal company policies

Worked with U.S. Department of Commerce to prepare, finalize, and update EU Safe Harbor filings and privacy laws in multiple nations and jurisdictions

Contract Negotiator, Princeton, NJ

Covance, Inc., April 2018 – August 2018

Negotiated, drafted, and amended complex international agreements with vendors to acquire services for publicly-traded CRO

Charged with ensuring compliance with foreign third party, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, GDPR (privacy), and other regulatory requirements

Responsible for improving internal legal document routing and retention processes with internal decision-makers and explaining processes to Procurement representatives

Contract Counsel, Legal, Eatontown, NJ

Hikma (formerly West-Ward) Pharmaceuticals Corp., September 2017 – April 2018

Drafted and negotiated Master Services Agreements, Supply Agreements, Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Quarantine Agreements, etc. to effect transactions with various buyers, sellers, and vendors

Negotiated Clinical Trial Agreements with medical systems, hospitals, doctors, and internal procurement representatives to test branded pharmaceuticals, biologics, and biosimilars

Company representative providing robust legal advice to REMS Programs including Alosetron, Bosentan, Buprenorphine, Opioid Analgesics, and Mycophenolate

Reviewed, edited, and approved Quality Response Letters related to Company products

Contract Attorney, Plainsboro, NJ

Integra LifeSciences Corporation, March 2017 – September 2017

Drafted and negotiated Evaluation Agreements and Service Agreements to provide medical equipment to various hospitals, doctors, and suppliers

Created and continually updated Excel spreadsheet summarizing legal and business terms of previously negotiated contracts for Specialty Surgical Solutions division

Performed general corporate legal work within Specialty Surgical Solutions division

Contract Attorney, Bridgewater, New Jersey

Sanofi US, October 2015 – November 2016

Drafted and negotiated outstanding Master Services Agreements to effect Company-wide initiatives and implement recommendations of internal and Federal audits

Created and updated Master Optimization spreadsheet to track status of contracts used to acquire Services throughout North America

Worked with Sanofi business representatives, internal legal team, and vendors to draft and execute IP, information services, professional service, and logistics agreements

Assistant General Counsel, Somerville, New Jersey & King of Prussia, PA

Tekni-Plex, Inc., November 2008 – December 2009

Negotiated and finalized product and technology purchase and sale agreements with vendors

Responsible for creating forms Collaboration, Confidentiality, Joint Venture, PIAA, Purchase, Reseller, Technology Transfer, and Trademark Assignment agreements

Corporate Associate, New Jersey & Massachusetts

McCarter & English, LLP (f/k/a/ SorinRoyerCooper LLC), East Brunswick, New Jersey, December 2009 – July 2010

Dentons (f/k/a Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP), Short Hills, New Jersey, April 2007 – July 2008

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, Waltham, Massachusetts, July 2005 – March 2007

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2003 – June 2005

Handled a variety of legal matters including company formation, follow-on offerings, contract negotiation, international contracts, and internal company policies

Interacted with companies including Thermo-Fisher Scientific, Pulmatrix, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Fujitsu, H.B. Fuller, Huawei Technologies, IBM, Infinera, Nokia Siemens, Nortel, Oanda, Oclaro, etc.

Transactional Paralegal, Boston, MA

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (f/k/a Bingham McCutchen LLP), November 1998 – June 2000

Corporate/commercial paralegal specializing in preparation of UCC financing statements and closing documents

Educational Background

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, 2003

Juris doctorate; cum laude; executive member of both Law Review and Public Interest Project; 3-year student assistant to Prof. Walter W. Miller

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 1998

A.B. in History, magna cum laude; President of Capt. Jordan House; Bowdoin Rugby Football Club; Bowdoin College Chorus

Volunteer Work

Cranbury Zoning Board of Adjustment, Cranbury, NJ

Board Member, 2011 – present

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