Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business, June 12

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Villanova University School of Law’s Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Thomson Reuters will present a special one-day forum that showcases the vibrant Life Sciences sector of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions. Leading industry experts will discuss topics affecting the field in the areas of compliance and data privacy, strategies for drug development and partnering, risk management issues related to clinical trials, and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act.

Attendees will participate in both general plenary sessions and smaller breakout discussions on such topics as deal structures and financing, and collaboration for life science companies.

The Symposium takes place on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 101 of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits.

To register and learn more, visit

 Speakers to include*:

  • Cecilia Burke – Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Lisa A. DeMarco, Esq. – Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations, Business Development Transactions, GlaxoSmithKline
  • John C. Dodds – Partner, Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP
  • Jeffrey Fleming – Vice President Compliance North America, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
  • Brian T. Gorman – Deputy General Counsel, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
  • George H. Kendall – Partner; Vice Chair, Health Care Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Anup Kharode, Director, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences R&D Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Brian P. McVeigh, Vice President, Worldwide Business Development Transactions and Investment Management, GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Lisa Passante, Vice President & Associate General Counsel – IP & Science, Thomson Reuters

*Click here for a full list of speakers, to register or for additional information.