Corporate Associate @ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Focused on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and bank financing transactions. From September 1998 to October 2004 (6 years 2 months) Senior Corporate Counsel @ Pfizer Supported business development and strategic planning groups in licensing, acquisition and divestiture transactions. From September 2004 to October 2008 (4 years 2 months)...
Corporate Associate @ Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Focused on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and bank financing transactions. From September 1998 to October 2004 (6 years 2 months) Senior Corporate Counsel @ Pfizer Supported business development and strategic planning groups in licensing, acquisition and divestiture transactions. From September 2004 to October 2008 (4 years 2 months) General Counsel @ Prevail Therapeutics General Counsel and member of the executive team, with responsibility for leading all legal and governance matters for the company. Report to the CEO, serve as Corporate Secretary, and advise the Board of Directors and executive team. New York City Metropolitan AreaSenior Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary @ Allergan (formerly Actavis plc) Led a Legal group supporting Business Development, Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Real Estate functions. Reported to the Chief Legal Officer.- Performed as lead attorney and directed pre and post activities related to significant corporate transactions, including the successful $70.5B acquisition of Allergan by Actavis. - Negotiated acquisition, divestiture, licensing, and product supply arrangements to enhance the company’s product pipeline. - Addressed disputes and litigation arising from collaborations and transactions, mitigating business issues and reducing legal costs. - Oversaw the preparation of SEC filings that led to regulatory compliant financial statements.- Identified process owners and integrated over 200 legal entities from multiple legacy companies onto a centralized management platform, which enhanced operational practices and compliance with laws and regulations. - Participated in investor engagement meetings to obtain feedback from key shareholders, which was used to guide the direction of corporate governance.- Created a succession plan and talent development opportunities, which enabled staff to assume higher level roles within the organization. - Influenced corporate strategy by being a member of the Global Leadership Team and Business Operational Excellence Steering Committee.- Proud recipient of the Live Bold 2015 CEO Award (presented to the M&A Deal Team at the company’s Global Leadership Team conference in Dublin, Ireland) and the 2016 LMG Life Sciences Award for Financial & Transactional In-House Team of the Year Award. From July 2014 to May 2020 (5 years 11 months) New York, NYVice President, Associate General Counsel @ Forest Laboratories, Inc. (acquired by Actavis plc) Provided legal counsel to all areas of the company, including Business Development, Alliance Management, Treasury, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Research and Development, Marketing and Human Resources. Reported to the General Counsel.- Oversaw and negotiated agreements for acquisitions, licenses, collaborations, product supply, clinical studies and employment arrangements, which included diligence activities that minimized legal and reputational risks. - Partnered with outside counsel on various matters, including transactions, arbitration and litigation, which elevated understanding of business objectives.- Negotiated and led debt offering arrangements to provide financing for the $2.9B acquisition of Aptalis Pharma from TPG, a private equity firm.- Spearheaded alignment on supply agreements with business partners, which delivered new pharmaceutical products to market, including Linzess®, Teflaro®, Avycaz® and Fetzima®. - Led a team of attorneys that were instrumental in dealing with complex legal situations and transactions. From October 2008 to July 2014 (5 years 10 months) New York, NY
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
September 1998 to October 2004
Senior Corporate Counsel
September 2004 to October 2008
New York City Metropolitan Area
Allergan (formerly Actavis plc)
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
July 2014 to May 2020
New York, NY
Forest Laboratories, Inc. (acquired by Actavis plc)
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
October 2008 to July 2014
New York, NY
What company does Kira Schwartz work for?
Kira Schwartz works for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
What is Kira Schwartz's role at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP?
Kira Schwartz is Corporate Associate
What industry does Kira Schwartz work in?
Kira Schwartz works in the Pharmaceuticals industry.
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