MELISSA A. SCHMIDT is Director of Compliance Services with Porzio Life Sciences, LLC. In this role, she partners with life sciences companies to develop and facilitate compliant business processes related to corporate strategic change and integration initiatives, including, corporate policy development, enterprise-wide contract management procedures, federal and state fraud, and abuse laws and FDA and Health Canada promotional regulations.
Ms. Schmidt is also Counsel to the law firm Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. In this role, she counsels pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies regarding corporate and inter-company governance, alliance management, contract review and negotiation, promotional review, and review of grant processes and requests. Having served as in-house counsel, Ms. Schmidt brings an understanding of the business perspective and provides innovative solutions in support of corporate objectives.
Prior Relevant Experience:
- Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Marlborough, MA, Assistant General Counsel Corporate Legal Affairs & Asst. Corporate Secretary, 2005-2017
- Fresenius Medical Care NA, Lexington, MA, Corporate Counsel, 2001-2005
Ms. Schmidt received a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Regis College.