Christine focuses her practice on representing large public companies, health systems, nonprofit research institutions, privately-held companies and start-up companies in the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of technology development, transfer and licensing agreements in the health information technology (IT), digital health and life sciences industries. Her transactional experience includes advising clients with respect to life sciences licensing, collaborations and strategic alliances, manufacturing and supply agreements, software development, hosting, maintenance and service arrangements including cloud-computing transactions, outsourcing and other complex commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.
In addition, Christine’s practice includes general transactional and regulatory health law matters affecting hospitals, health systems and other clients, providing counsel regarding compliance with federal and state health care laws in the context of change-of-ownership transactions, and advising both health, technology and life science clients on privacy and data security matters related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Previously, Christine worked in-house at a Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company where she assisted with the preparation of research collaboration and commercial agreements, as well as performed research on general compliance and regulatory issues. While in law school, Christine interned with the Health Care Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.
On the behalf of one of the largest non-listed pharmaceutical companies in France, draft and assist in the negotiation of an exclusive license and collaboration agreement opposite a US-based biopharmaceutical company to enable the development, manufacture and commercialization of novel oncology treatments with cash payments of up to €735 million euros plus royalties on sales
Support transactional drafting, conduct due diligence and provide advice on material privacy and intellectual property risks for a transaction involving the $170 million acquisition of a patient engagement software solutions provider by a multinational information services provider
Assist with strategy development for responding to and resolving allegations of HIPAA compliance issues brought by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against a large Midwestern health system, including with respect to the negotiation of a resolution agreement and corrective action plan entered into by client with OCR
Routinely assist lead attorneys in connection with structuring, drafting and negotiation of strategic intellectual property license and collaboration agreements on the behalf of pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies
On the behalf of an industry-leading health care improvement company, assist the development of a suite of template research and quality improvement agreements and support agreements
On a regular basis, support the representation of health system clients in the structuring, drafting negotiation of health IT product development, license and collaboration agreements and related privacy matters
For a not-for-profit entity funding research into rare genetic diseases, create template scientific advisory board participation agreements and confidentiality agreements to support the conduct of clinical trials
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