Allen Waxman serves as General Counsel of Roivant Sciences Inc, and innovative health care company. He also is member of the company’s senior management team.
Mr. Waxman joined Roivant from Eisai, where he was Executive Vice President and served as the Company’s General Counsel and then head of its Market Access team. Previously, he was a partner at Kaye Scholer, LLP, where he was chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Group. There he focused on complex litigation and government investigations. Prior to Kaye Scholer, Mr. Waxman held the position of General Counsel at Pfizer, where he had global responsibility for leading the Legal Division and served as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waxman was a partner at Williams & Connolly, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., where he tried civil and criminal cases and also served as national counsel in pharmaceutical litigation.
Mr. Waxman has been active in many professional and philanthropic organizations. He is currently a member of the board of Leake & Watts, a not-for-profit dedicated to helping families in need in New York. Previously, Mr. Waxman was Chairman of the board of Equal Justice Works, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of lawyers working in the public interest, and also served as a board member of the New York lawyers’ chapter of the Anti-Defamation League and of Day One, an organization dedicated to working with youth to end dating violence.
Previously, Mr. Waxman was Vice-Chairman of the Legal Section Executive Committee for PhRMA, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and Chairman of the Board of the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C. He also has served on the Association of General Counsel, the Civil Justice Reform Group, the Rand Center’s Advisory Group on Corporate Ethics and Governance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Legal Reform, and the Business Council of New York State.
Mr. Waxman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.