Attorney, Member of the Firm
Office Phone: 203-803-6693
John Caruso is an experienced business and intellectual property lawyer for life sciences companies. John focuses his practice on commercial contracts of all types, including clinical trials (both drug and device); promotional review; government regulation and compliance; data privacy; and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Outside GC in 2021, John ran his own successful law practice for nearly ten years, working with life sciences companies of all sizes, from start-ups to global public companies, handling a wide range of legal matters. John’s pharmaceutical company clients included VivoQuest, TAXIS Pharmaceuticals, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Indivior PLC, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Lifeblood Medical, where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors.
In addition to working with corporate clients, John has a great deal of experience counseling academic/research institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital – where he supported the Hospital with respect to clinical trials for a number of years - and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
John brings significant business acumen to his clients. While serving as General Counsel at Enzon Pharmaceuticals, he also served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Business Development. Additionally, he was Managing Director of DataTern, a patent licensing and litigation firm. He has shown the ability to deliver valuable and responsive legal analysis and counsel, while also focusing on business priorities.
John is admitted to practice in New York and the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He obtained his J.D. from the Cleveland Marshall School of Law, and earned his B.S. in Physiology from Ohio State University.
He enjoys watching his grandchildren play soccer most weekends, who are involved in local, regional, and national youth development programs, in addition to spending his leisure time traveling with his wife.