Tom Lynch grew up entrenched in the life sciences industry, so it was only natural that his legal career would gravitate toward specializing in the industry. In this episode of GCs in the House, Tom discusses with Lina Guo his upbringing and his path from private practice to in-house. They then talk about what it's been like serving as the first GC for BillionToOne and what it takes to build a legal program.
GCs in the House · A Conversation with Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch joined BillionToOne as the company’s first General Counsel in October 2022. He has over 20 years of experience leading life science teams to bring impactful solutions for patients. Prior to joining BillionToOne, he served as Chief Compliance Officer, Advanced Healthcare Solutions at Fortive Corporation. From 2018 to 2021, Tom served as the Chief Legal Officer at Nuwellis, a publicly traded, medical device company. Tom served as the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at Orexigen Therapeutics, a publicly traded, biotech company, from 2015 to 2018. Between 2002 and 2015, he held various senior legal and compliance positions at Boston Scientific Corporation and Novartis Pharma, including three years heading the global Neuroscience legal team in Switzerland.
Tom began his legal career representing public and private companies at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a juris doctorate degree from Boston College Law School and a master’s degree in teaching from University of St. Thomas.
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