Jane Wasman, J.D.
President, International & General Counsel
Jane Wasman, J.D. has been with Acorda since 2004. In 2012, she was named President, International. In this newly-created role, Ms. Wasman is leading the Company’s efforts to identify and launch in-licensing and commercial opportunities outside the United States. She is also responsible for managing Acorda’s collaboration with Biogen Idec to support the international development and commercialization of FAMPYRA® (prolonged-release fampridine tablets).
Additionally, Ms. Wasman is responsible for the Company’s global strategic development, including the development and execution of Acorda’s long-range strategic plans and objectives, the analysis of trends, developments and contingencies that may impact the Company’s strategic courses of action, managing cross-functional integration among various departmental functions, and overseeing Acorda’s Project Management department. She also continues to serve as Acorda’s General Counsel, managing the Company’s Legal/IP, Compliance and Quality departments, a position she has held since joining the company. She was named Chief, Strategic Development, in January 2012.
Before joining Acorda, Ms. Wasman was with Schering-Plough Corporation for eight years, holding various leadership positions, including Staff Vice President and Associate General Counsel. She was responsible for legal support for US Pharmaceuticals operations, including sales, marketing, and compliance; FDA regulatory matters; licensing and M&A; and, global research and development. She served as Staff Vice President, International in 2001, and as Staff Vice President, European Operations—Legal from 1998 to 2000.
Previously, Ms. Wasman specialized in litigation at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. She also served as Associate Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Ms. Wasman graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of the Board of the New York Biotechnology Association.