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Jane Wasman

Jane Wasman

Acorda Therapeutics
President, International and General Counsel
Ardsley, NY, USA

Jane Wasman has been President, International & General Counsel, as well as Chief, Strategic Development, of Acorda Therapeutics since 2012, leading the company’s long-range planning and international expansion. She combines entrepreneurial spirit with a sensitivity to managing priorities and balancing risk and reward. She has U.S. and international experience in building and leading departments, operational implementation, and strategic development, as well as deep subject matter and industry expertise. 

Ms. Wasman has played a central role in evolving Acorda from a private, development stage company to a publicly-traded commercial and manufacturing enterprise. She co-led the company’s IPO and helped build its corporate governance/board infrastructure, as well as its commercialization support systems. She has led multiple cross-functional initiatives, including the successful redesign of development program teams.  Ms. Wasman also has been Acorda’s General Counsel since 2004, managing its Legal/IP, Compliance and Quality departments. Her department was recognized as one of four U.S. "Best Legal Departments" by Corporate Counsel in 2013.

Previously, Ms. Wasman held various leadership roles with Schering-Plough Corporation, including Vice President/Associate General Counsel supporting U.S. pharmaceuticals (commercial), FDA regulatory, licensing/M&A, and global R&D. She also served as Vice President, International (Legal). Before Schering-Plough, Ms. Wasman specialized in litigation and environmental law at Fried, Frank, and was Associate Counsel to the U.S. Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee.

Ms. Wasman has served on the NewYork BIO Board of Directors, including its Executive Committee, since 2007.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University, and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Jane Wasman is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Thursday, December 28, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Tuesday, January 02, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2017, Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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