Industry Experience

Assistant General Counsel

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Partner in Life Sciences Practice

Nixon Peabody LLP

An experienced pharmaceutical and regulatory lawyer, Jill works with life science clients on research, drug development and clinical matters.

She has extensive experience handling and providing strategic advice in multiple areas including master vendor agreements for the conduct of global clinical trials, clinical trial site agreements and other study start-up agreements, material transfer agreements, informed consent forms, development of expanded access and compassionate use programs, licenses and collaboration agreements such as sponsored research agreements, government collaborations (including CRADAs) and co-development agreements. Jill also helps clients develop and implement policies, practices and procedures relating to GCP, global spend transparency initiatives (including U.S. federal and state Sunshine laws) and privacy requirements.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Assistant General Counsel

  • Worked on site related and vendor related clinical trial agreements
  • Developed metric-based master agreements to help ensure greater vendor accountability
  • Supported clinical operations and quality assurance in the investigation and resolution of issues arising during the conduct of global clinical studies.


Nixon Peabody LLP

Partner in Life Sciences Practice

  • Assisted pharmaceutical and med device clients in the development and negotiation of pre-clinical and clinical agreements including material transfer agreements, collaboration agreements and other transactional agreements
  • Assisted clients in the development of templated agreements and internal guidance relating to the negotiation of these agreements

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Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. and L.L.M. (Taxation)
  • Smith College, B.A.