Jay Reilly

Jay Reilly

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6611
Secondary Phone:
Fax: (202) 295-6704

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Jay Reilly

Counsel

Jay Reilly represents biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, as well as universities and nonprofits, in strategic transactions in the life sciences industry, particularly complex collaborative arrangements and technology acquisitions and dispositions. Jay has extensive experience negotiating and closing joint ventures, licensing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings. He also handles day-to-day agreements such as manufacturing, clinical trial, consulting and sponsored research agreements.

In addition, Jay counsel  boards of directors, CEOs, CFOs, GCs, and other executives on governance, fiduciary duties and risk mitigation. He regularly serves as a senior advisor to executive teams, and as an outside general counsel for clients with limited in-house resources. His work in this capacity is informed not only by his large firm experience but also his past work for more than a dozen years as in-house counsel for the specialty pharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions, where he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and for the software and services company Novell. This blend of experience positions him to provide  pragmatic advice on both strategic and everyday legal matters.

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Novell President's Club, 2007

Memberships and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Certificate of Director Education, National Association of Corporate Directors Board of Directors, Oxford- Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium, 2008 to 2013

Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, Society of Corporate and Ethics, 2011 to 2013

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law, cum laude, 1995

  • G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar, 1993
  • Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review

B.A., Yale University, 1990

  • Dean's Award, Saybrook College

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Massachusetts

Firm Management Positions

Jay Reilly represents biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, as well as universities and nonprofits, in strategic transactions in the life sciences industry, particularly complex collaborative arrangements and technology acquisitions and dispositions. Jay has extensive experience negotiating and closing joint ventures, licensing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings. He also handles day-to-day agreements such as manufacturing, clinical trial, consulting and sponsored research agreements.

In addition, Jay counsel  boards of directors, CEOs, CFOs, GCs, and other executives on governance, fiduciary duties and risk mitigation. He regularly serves as a senior advisor to executive teams, and as an outside general counsel for clients with limited in-house resources. His work in this capacity is informed not only by his large firm experience but also his past work for more than a dozen years as in-house counsel for the specialty pharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions, where he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and for the software and services company Novell. This blend of experience positions him to provide  pragmatic advice on both strategic and everyday legal matters.