Join the Harvard Law School Association of NYC, in co-sponsorship with The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Biotech in the time of COVID:

A panel discussion on the key issues facing the industry today

A broad discussion with HLS alumni in the biotech industry covering topics including: how law is valuable in a career in biotech, how lawyers play a role in the race to develop and provide therapies, vaccines and medical devices to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic (including the potential ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise), and how the drug pricing debate may continue post-election and shape the future of the industry.

Monday, October 26th, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


Opening Remarks:

Salvo Arena (LLM '00)

Partner, Co-Head of Private Equity, Chiomenti

President, Harvard Law School Association of New York



Lisa Taylor Ash (JD '11)

VP, Head of Legal, Shape Theraupetics, Inc.


Marc Appel (JD/MBA '14)

CEO, Orange Grove Bio


Wade Ackerman (JD '04)

Partner, Covington



Kristin Hicks (JD '08)

Partner, Arnold & Porter






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