Alicia A. Whittlesey

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Alicia Whittlesey is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Compliance and Regulatory Counseling Department. She focuses her practice on advising clients on the laws and enforcement measures governing the life sciences industry including HIPAA, Anti-Kickback legislation, PhRMA Code, Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act, and FDA guidance and regulations surrounding the compliant advertising and promotion of pharmaceutical products. Ms. Whittlesey has experience analyzing and managing legal and commercial risks from a US and global perspective. 

With more than a decade of experience working in legal and compliance for multiple companies in the life sciences industry, Ms. Whittlesey leverages her background by providing a valued business perspective guiding teams and stakeholders.    

Ms. Whittlesey is also a Director of Compliance Services for Porzio Life Sciences, the firm's wholly owned subsidiary. She collaborates with companies to provide regulatory and compliance guidance on programs, policies and procedures that govern the life sciences industry.


Prior Relevant Experience
  • Biogen, Weston, MA, Commercial Counsel Legal Affairs, 2013-2018
  • Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (formerly sepracor Inc.), Marlborough, MA, Counsel, 2008-2010; Senior Counsel, Commercial Legal Affairs, 2010-2012
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Plainsboro, NJ, Associate Counsel, 2005-2008
  • Eisai Inc, Teaneck, NJ, Administrative Assistant, Paralegal, 1996-2002; Counsel, 2002-2005


Speaking Engagements
  • "Compliant Patient Interactions," CBI's 16th Annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress, Washington, DC, April 18, 2019.



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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey 
  • Massachusetts


Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY J.D., 2002

Albright College, Reading, PA, B.S.