Anne has worked as an attorney since 1994 and has supported Quadrant since 2015, primarily with commercial contracts and privacy matters. She has expertise negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including master services, consulting and outsourcing agreements, software and intellectual property licenses and contracts specific to the financial services, education and healthcare industries.
After six years at large law firms she served as General Counsel of publicly traded biotech company Stressgen Biotechnologies, (acquired by AKELA Pharma Inc.). There, Anne managed the legal needs of a public drug discovery company with three offices in the U.S. and Canada that was conducting phase II and phase III clinical trials and that had a commercial reagent business. Her work included: acting as company ethics and compliance officer; preparing periodic securities filings; advising the board of directors; reviewing public communications for disclosure issues; writing policies for employee handbook and supervisors’ manual; developing and training personnel on records retention policy, assistance with equity financings; negotiating and providing comments on confidentiality, consulting, services, lease, manufacturing, acquisition and other commercial agreements.
Her large law firm experience includes work as a Corporate and Securities Associate at Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich (merged into DLA Piper) where she advised public companies, underwriters and venture capital-stage companies on securities matters, financings, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. She had previously served as a Health Law Associate at McDermott, Will & Emery in Los Angeles where she assisted health care systems, physician groups and assisted living facilities with mergers, acquisitions and financings and with health law compliance relating to fraud and abuse, anti-kickback legislation, Stark and state law.
Anne is admitted to practice in both the Illinois and California bars. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, New York, her JD from University of California School of Law, Los Angeles, and an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.