The Iowa Biotechnology Association recently hosted two Innovation Advancement Workshops at the Drake University Legal Clinic on November 9, and at the State Hygienic Laboratory in Coralville on November 16. The workshops offer content on real world applications of the latest business, legal, regulatory, and political trends to impact the biotechnology industry. Attendees include in-house attorneys and regulatory compliance professionals, human resources staff, management, and entrepreneurs.
Tim Coonan participated in both events, sitting on the “Political/Regulatory Perspective: What’s Happened, What to Expect,” panel with fellow attorneys from Nyemaster and Brown Winick. Attendees at this session had many questions for the panelists including the Trump Administration’s appointments (or lack thereof) for science positions. Tim pointed out that one of then-candidate Trump’s campaign promises was to trim down the federal government. By leaving some positions open, he is fulfilling a campaign promise to reduce government.
Davis Brown attorneys also presented “White Collar - Preparing for a Government Investigation.” At the workshop in Des Moines, Holly Logan and John Pietila offered the presentation and at the workshop in Coralville, Susan Freed presented.