MELISSA A. SCHMIDT is Director of Compliance Services with Porzio Life Sciences, LLC. Having served as in-house counsel, Ms. Schmidt brings an understanding of the client perspective and provides innovative solutions in support of compliance objectives.
Ms. Schmidt partners with clients to develop and facilitate compliant business processes related to corporate strategic change and integration initiatives and enterprise-wide contract management and oversight, including template development and negotiation guidelines. She works with senior leadership to prepare board presentations and inter-company governance and provide general legal guidance related to R&D and commercial activities.
Ms. Schmidt also handles international matters including, providing regulatory guidance for submission to Health Canada, EMEA & Japan/China, advising corporate executives related to Canadian Privacy/PIPEDA, and supporting the review and negotiation of provincial pricing agreements for Canadian products. She also addresses issues related to alliance management of on-going international partnerships, promotional review, and review of grant processes and requests.
Ms. Schmidt received a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Regis College.