BOSTON, Feb. 9 -- Maureen Bennett has joined the Boston Office of global law firm Jones Day as a partner in the Health Care and Life Sciences practices.
Previously Co-Chair of Squire Patton Boggs' Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group, Ms. Bennett represents life science and health care entities in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on multijurisdictional clinical trials, cross-border transactions, and strategic commercial matters, such as research and development arrangements.
"Maureen is an industry-recognized leader in the legal and ethical issues associated with multijurisdictional clinical trials and research collaborations. She has a truly international practice, having worked on clinical trials and research collaborations involving approximately 50 countries on every continent," said Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office. "Given Jones Day's global reach, and Boston's role in the life sciences community, Maureen is a perfect match for us, and we are delighted that she is joining Jones Day."
"Maureen has a well-earned, stellar reputation in the health care and life sciences industries," said James Dutro, co-leader of the Firm's Health Care and Life Sciences practices. "The breadth of her experience will be much prized by our health care and life science clients around the world trying to navigate the opportunities and dangers associated with the quickly and dramatically changing business and regulatory environment."
Ms. Bennett has managed the negotiation of multiparty clinical research collaboration agreements in numerous jurisdictions around the world, including agreements with hospitals, physician practices, and independent research entities. She has also negotiated numerous master service collaboration agreements with contract research organizations and data management providers to the life science industry. In addition, her practice includes a substantial focus on regulatory compliance and ethical issues associated with the conduct of international clinical research, including patient recruitment, pharmacovigilance, clinical data management anticorruption, and informed consent issues.
A frequent author and speaker on the business and regulatory issues impacting the health care and life sciences industries, Ms. Bennett is a graduate of Boston College (J.D., cum laude, 1985) and Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982).
Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.