O’Donnell Brings Antitrust Wealth, Critical Business Expertise to Pharma Industry
PHILADELPHIA, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Melissa Hatch O’DonnellA skilled healthcare attorney with significant experience in antitrust law, the False Claims Act, and other complex business cases, has joined Troutman’s pepper as a partner in the firm’s Health Sciences Litigation Practice Group. O’Donnell returns to the company Philadelphia office after spending nearly four years in-house with Cigna, where he provided litigation and regulatory counsel, and focused on the relationship of pharmacy benefit managers with drug manufacturers, health plans, and pharmacies.
“We are delighted to welcome Melissa back to the company,” he said Sean Fahey, chair of the firm’s Health Sciences Litigation Practice Group. “As we see the need for attorneys involved in airline health continue to grow, his addition enhances our client capabilities, particularly in the complex areas of antitrust law and complex commercial litigation.”
O’Donnell brings extensive experience in class action and capital litigation in many jurisdictions, as well as commercial, antitrust, unfair business practices, and healthcare litigation. Based on in-house experience at a global, publicly traded healthcare company, O’Donnell advises clients in the healthcare and scientific sectors on issues related to antitrust, competition, and other regulatory risks.
“I’m happy to be back Troutman’s pepper and privacy practices,” said O’Donnell. “My time in-house has given me a deep understanding of what clients need, and I hope to use this knowledge to advise clients on their antitrust, competition, and legal issues.”
After receiving his BA from Penn State UniversityO’Donnell earned his JD and MA in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before transitioning in-house, O’Donnell began his legal career with Troutman’s pepper in 2010.
Troutman Pepper’s life sciences and healthcare leaders advise clients on all aspects of healthcare – from drug development to clinical care – from emerging science to global pharma. The firm takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to advising clients with complex, evolving needs, providing critical services including technical litigation and litigation, corporate finance and governance, privacy and cybersecurity, litigation, regulatory, and enforcement.
About Troutman’s pepper
Troutman’s pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys located in 23 US cities. Litigation, litigation, and corporate governance practice advises a wide range of clients, from start-ups to global enterprises. The firm provides legal solutions to the most pressing issues faced by clients, with a focus on all sectors of the industry, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and venture capital, among others. Find out more at troutman.com.
SOURCE Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP