The Wren Law Office
Specialty Chemicals Group and Global Procurement Group
GSK Legal Department, Business Development Transactions
Saul Ewing LLP
Donna has a strong transactional background in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. As both in-house and outside counsel, Donna has represented life sciences clients in complex research, development and licensing agreements, including matters with global scope.
Prior to joining the firm Donna was in private practice in her own firm focusing on clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical and technology industries.
Her prior experience includes serving as in-house counsel at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). There she supported global business transactions for therapeutic, diagnostic and cell-based products, including option-based discovery, development and commercialization deals, sponsored research agreements, and early stage research collaborations and evaluation agreements. During her time at GSK, Donna assisted in the establishment of strategic partnerships that included the company’s major R&D alliances with Human Genome Sciences, Inc. and OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, and the integration of a mission-critical technology platform acquisition which greatly expanded GSK’s compound screening capabilities.
Donna’s in-house counsel experience also includes serving as a division counsel for a large international chemical company supporting the company’s Specialty Chemicals and Global Procurement Groups. She handled development, license and commercialization agreements for novel technology used in the manufacture of alginate-based products for use in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.
Donna serves as a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia, representing abused and neglected children.