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Center for Global Research Data

Transition Team

Justin McCarthy, JD
Board Member
Senior Vice President, Global Policy and International Public Affairs, Pfizer

Justin McCarthy, J.D., is Senior Vice President, Global Policy and International Public Affairs at Pfizer. He is responsible for defining Pfizer’s public policy positions and advancing government and public affairs strategies internationally. Mr. McCarthy was formerly Chief Counsel for Pfizer’s Worldwide Research and Development division, advising on regulatory, licensing and clinical trial issues, and overseeing global Intellectual Property activities. He has extensive experience negotiating Pfizer’s research collaborations and partnerships with government, academic institutions and biotechnology companies.

He serves on the Boards of the Business Council for International Understanding, The Global Intellectual Property Center, Vivli, Inc., the US Council for International Business and the harmonization subcommittee of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Mr. McCarthy was an associate in the law firm of Keller & Heckman. Mr. McCarthy holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and a JD from the Catholic University of America.