BOSTON – LAWFUEL – Life Sciences Law – Foley Hoag LLP today announced the addition of Mark B. Childress as a partner working in the Boston and Washington, D.C. offices. Mark will practice in the Life Sciences and Energy Technology & Renewables areas and is also part of the firm’s Government Strategies Group.
Mark has significant experience at senior level positions in the executive and legislative branches, and has worked extensively with federal agencies. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Chief Counsel and Policy Director for Senator Tom Daschle in his capacity as Democratic Leader. Previously he was Senior Counsel to President Clinton, responsible for helping identify and secure approval for all positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation, including federal judges and members of the Cabinet. Mark was also General Counsel to the Senate Labor Committee under Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, where he focused on issues relating to Food and Drug Administration, particularly in the field of life sciences, and was one of the principal staff authors of the Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990 and the Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Mark also served as General Counsel and Vice President for Policy at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization, analyzing a broad range of public health and environmental issues.
“Mark has worked at the highest levels of the Executive Branch and Congress,” said Nick Littlefield, Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Government Strategies Group. “His experience will prove invaluable, especially in the life sciences and energy/environmental policy area, given the significant issues before Congress over the next years affecting these industries.”
Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Mark served as the Principal Legal Officer for the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation of Cairns, Australia. In that role, he negotiated commercial contracts with multinational corporations on behalf of Aboriginal landowners and served as principal legal and commercial advisor to an Aboriginal development corporation.
Mark received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University, and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School.
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