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Adam Aiken

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Adam Aiken

Attorney, Member of the Firm

aaiken@outsidegc.com

Adam Aiken brings 19 years of in-house legal experience to Outside GC with a deep background in Healthcare technology, including digital health, telehealth, medical device, cloud computing environments, software licensing and

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Susan Antonio

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Susan Antonio

Attorney, Member of the Firm

santonio@outsidegc.com

Susan M. N. Antonio joined Outside GC in 2014, bringing over 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law, venture capital, business development, financial operating, tax and public accounting.

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Billie Munro Audia

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Billie Munro Audia

Attorney, Member of the Firm

bmaudia@outsidegc.com

Billie is a commercial transactions lawyer with deep roots in the technology sector.

Throughout her career, Billie has focused on IP matters and tech transactions for both vendors and customers and she has become a trusted legal advisor to C-suite executives. As Associate General Counsel (EMEA) for two Silicon Valley companies, Billie was responsible for all legal matters

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Fritz Backus

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Fritz Backus

Attorney, Member of the Firm

fbackus@outsidegc.com

Fritz Backus is a seasoned life sciences attorney with over 25 years of legal and business experience in the industry. Fritz represents both public and private biotech and pharmaceutical clients, as well as medical device companies, handling a range

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Melinda J. Brown

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Melinda J. Brown

Attorney, Member of the Firm

melinda@outsidegc.com

Melinda is a seasoned legal executive with extensive experience serving as general counsel to both public and private companies and their boards at all stages of growth. Melinda is noted for her versatile, collaborative and results-oriented approach, as well as for providing business-informed advice rooted in a solid understanding of each client’s unique and mutil-faceted needs.

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Berry Flynn Cappucci

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Berry Flynn Cappucci

Attorney, Member of the Firm

bcappucci@outsidegc.com

Berry Flynn Cappucci joined Outside GC in 2017, bringing over 17 years of experience as an attorney in the life sciences industry in both the U.S. and Europe. Berry regularly works with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to public companies, handling a wide range of legal matters, including mergers & acquisitions and initial public offerings; government regulation and compliance; clinical trials and data privacy; pharmaceutical development, licensing and contracts; and corporate governance for early-stage, fast-growing life sciences companies.

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Dan Carroll

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Dan Carroll

Attorney, Member of the Firm

dcarroll@outsidegc.com

Dan Carroll has been an attorney with Outside GC since 2003.

Dan brings a combination of business and legal experience to his clients, having had a career as an electrical and computer engineer prior to entering the legal profession as an attorney at several law firms and later as an in-house attorney for several technology companies. 

 

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Debbie Casey

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Debbie Casey

Attorney, Member of the Firm

dcasey@outsidegc.com

Debbie Casey is a seasoned legal executive with over 20 years of legal and business experience in life and health sciences, having represented biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in-vitro diagnostics companies, hospital systems, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

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Michael J. Cashton

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Michael J. Cashton

Attorney, Member of the Firm

mcashton@outsidegc.com

Mike is a broad-based attorney with substantial experience representing emerging businesses, major corporations, and individual entrepreneurs. Strategic and practical, he strives to find common sense and business-oriented solutions for his clients. 

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Paul Cimino

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Paul Cimino

Attorney, Member of the Firm

pcimino@outsidegc.com

Paul Cimino has two decades of experience serving as in-house legal counsel to private and public companies in the software, technology and manufacturing industries.

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Kimberly Audet Cornwell

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Kimberly Audet Cornwell

Attorney, Member of the Firm

kcornwell@outsidegc.com

Kimberly joined Outside GC in November 2015, having most recently been General Counsel at Sanofi Pasteur. Kim brings significant experience to Outside GC, representing both public and private clients in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, private equity, real estate, intellectual property and corporate governance.

 

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Jessica Davis

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Jessica Davis

Attorney, Member of the Firm

jdavis@outsidegc.com

Jessica Davis has extensive experience in resolving disputes and negotiating commercial contracts in many different industries. Jessica's background as a litigator allows her to counsel her clients effectively on how to manage and negotiate a wide variety of conflicts ranging from the infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights to the breach of contractual obligations. 

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Nicole J. Desharnais

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Nicole J. Desharnais

Attorney, Member of the Firm

ndesharnais@outsidegc.com

Nicole brings substantial general corporate and venture capital experience to Outside GC, having represented more than 15 private equity firms in the acquisition, disposition and on-going legal management of their portfolio companies over the course of her legal practice both in-house and with a major law firm.

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Edward Farwell

Attorney, Immigration Counsel

Edward Farwell

Attorney, Immigration Counsel

efarwell@outsidegc.com

Edward has over twelve years of experience advising clients on business and employment immigration matters. From small start-ups to global Fortune-listed companies, he supports his clients by procuring temporary visas

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Andy Friedman

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Andy Friedman

Attorney, Member of the Firm

afriedman@outsidegc.com

Throughout his career, Andy has provided practical and efficient legal counsel to technology businesses, including providers of software, hardware and complex services, and both public and private, venture-backed companies

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Lori Bean Geisinger

Attorney, Member of the Firm & Head of Immigration Team

Lori Bean Geisinger

Attorney, Member of the Firm & Head of Immigration Team

lgeisinger@outsidegc.com

Lori is an experienced business and immigration attorney. She routinely assists our professional and business clients of all sizes, and their foreign national employees, in obtaining and extending temporary nonimmigrant visas and status (including B-1, E-1/E-2, E-3, H-1B, J-1, L-1, O-1, and TN status), immigrant visas and permanent residence status (in the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 categories, as well as through National Interest Waivers) and U.S. citizenship.

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Lorna Hebert

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Lorna Hebert

Attorney, Member of the Firm

lhebert@outsidegc.com

Lorna is a senior attorney with extensive experience in complex employment and labor matters, higher education, K-12 education, workplace investigations and litigation. For nearly 30 years, as both in-house and outside counsel, Lorna has advised clients, senior leaders and business partners on a wide range of employment matters, 

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Amy Boatner Jeffrey

VP of Client Services & Member of the Firm

Amy Boatner Jeffrey

VP of Client Services & Member of the Firm

abjeffrey@outsidegc.com

Amy serves as the VP of Client Services for Outside GC LLC and its sister organization Patent GC LLC and also as a Member on our attorney team. Amy is a seasoned business attorney with over twenty years of both in-house and big law firm experience. 

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Carol Kazmer

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Carol Kazmer

Attorney, Member of the Firm

ckazmer@outsidegc.com

With over 25 years of legal experience, Carol’s clients value her not only for her deep legal experience, but also for her practical, business-oriented approach to the practice of law. At Outside GC, Carol’s work focuses primarily on the tech sector, with clients ranging in size from start-ups to publicly-held companies.

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Lloyd Levenson

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Lloyd Levenson

Attorney, Member of the Firm

llevenson@outsidegc.com

Lloyd Levenson has been with Outside GC since its inception in 2002.

Lloyd brings an exceptional combination of legal and business skills to Outside GC, combining extensive experience in transactional and licensing work with a background both in litigation and as a business development executive with an internet technology company.

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Marni Smilow Levitt

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Marni Smilow Levitt

Attorney, Member of the Firm

mlevitt@outsidegc.com

Marni joined Outside GC in 2012 after more than twenty years practicing health care and hospital law.  Marni’s current practice focuses on healthcare regulatory compliance, HIPAA and data privacy matters, as well as general contracts review, with a particular emphasis on drafting and negotiating business associate agreements.

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Peter Litman

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Peter Litman

Attorney, Member of the Firm

plitman@outsidegc.com

Peter has been an attorney with Outside GC since 2008. 

Peter offers his clients extensive and varied experience in business law and as a senior business executive. He has significant experience in representing medical device and biotech businesses. He is experienced in drafting and negotiating supply agreements, distribution agreements, sales documentation, SAS agreements, licensing agreements,

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Holly Little

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Holly Little

Attorney, Member of the Firm

hlittle@outsidegc.com

Holly Little is a seasoned attorney with particular experience in life sciences and health care law, including all types of contracts, reimbursement issues, healthcare management, and compliance. Before joining Outside GC, Holly served for nearly 15 years as General Counsel and COO for Houston Heart & Vascular Associates, a clinical research organization (CRO), which conducted clinical

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Lisa McGrath

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Lisa McGrath

Attorney, Member of the Firm

lmcgrath@outsidegc.com

Lisa joined Outside GC in 2011, bringing over 20 years of experience representing companies in the technology sector. Lisa handles a wide range of legal issues, including day-to-day business and operational matters, commercial contracts, and strategic advising. She has extensive software licensing and SaaS experience, as well as significant experience with international operations.

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Karen Mullin

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Karen Mullin

Attorney, Member of the Firm

kmullin@outsidegc.com

Karen A. Mullin brings over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry in academic, non-profit and commercial enterprises to her role at Outside GC.

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Dara Reppucci

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Dara Reppucci

Attorney, Member of the Firm

dreppucci@outsidegc.com

Dara provides commercial legal support to companies of all sizes in the life sciences industry. She contributes leadership to cross-functional teams, identifies legal issues, and offers workable and creative solutions to help meet business objectives. She works collaboratively and creatively

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Alan Roth

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Alan Roth

Attorney, Member of the Firm

aroth@outsidegc.com

Alan Roth has been an attorney with Outside GC since 2006. His clients include Iron Mountain, Capital Advisors Group, Make Space, SiOnyx, Sophos, CompuClaim and Xpanxion, a UST company.

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Lew Segal

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Lew Segal

Attorney, Member of the Firm

lsegal@outsidegc.com

Lew joined Outside GC in 2005 bringing with him extensive and varied experience as a business lawyer and as a senior business executive responsible for the management of a major Connecticut industrial corporation. 

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Elizabeth Smith

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Elizabeth Smith

Attorney, Member of the Firm

esmith@outsidegc.com

Elizabeth is an experienced transactional attorney with a practice focusing on the life sciences. For over twenty years, she has represented a wide range life sciences companies, including biotech start-ups, global pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions.

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Joanne “Jodie” Vasily-Cioffi

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Joanne “Jodie” Vasily-Cioffi

Attorney, Member of the Firm

jvcioffi@outsidegc.com

Jodie Vasily-Cioffi brings over 25 years of legal and business experience to her clients at Outside GC, including 10 years as a senior in-house lawyer at a global leader in the life sciences industry.

 

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Stefan Vounessea

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Stefan Vounessea

Attorney, Member of the Firm

svounessea@outsidegc.com

Stefan has been an attorney with Outside GC since 2001.

Stefan brings a combination of practical business and legal experience to his clients, having worked in both a large firm corporate law department and also as in-house counsel to a publicly traded technology company. Stefan now works with clients in a diverse range of industries, assisting such clients on their transactional and day-to-day commercial contract needs, including, general corporate, licensing, commercial leasing and business matters.

 

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Sabune Winkler

Attorney, Member of the Firm

Sabune Winkler

Attorney, Member of the Firm

swinkler@outsidegc.com

SABUNE WINKLER brings over 16 years of experience as a senior manager and legal and regulatory leader. She has assisted

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Jill Zimmerman Holub

COO & Member of the Firm

Jill Zimmerman Holub

COO & Member of the Firm

jzimmerman@outsidegc.com

Jill serves as the COO for Outside GC LLC and its sister organization Patent GC LLC, and also as a Member on our attorney team.

Jill’s practice focuses upon life sciences, healthcare, business law, and litigation oversight gained during 25 years of practice.

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