WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2018 — King & Spalding announced today that Eric Henry has joined King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office as senior quality systems and compliance consultant for the firm’s FDA & Life Sciences team, which is part of its Government Matters practice.
Bringing years of in-house experience, Henry comes to the firm from Philips Healthcare’s Diagnostic Imaging Business Unit, where he served as global head of Quality Assurance and Quality Engineering. He specializes in the area of quality systems, software development and quality, design controls, management controls, good manufacturing practices, and ensuring compliance with FDA and international standards. Eric also has specialized expertise in data privacy and security issues impacting medical devices and software systems.
“We are extremely excited to add Eric’s impressive technical skills, knowledge and understanding of in-house challenges faced by life sciences manufacturers to our existing group of consultants,” said King & Spalding partner Mark Brown, who heads the firm’s FDA & Life Sciences team. “He further expands our capabilities with substantial expertise in data privacy and security issues, an area for which there is increasing interest among our clients.”
Henry joins the firm’s team of FDA & Life Sciences consultants, whose unique and technical skillsets significantly enhance King & Spalding’s offerings to life sciences clients by allowing the firm to not only provide all of the regulatory services that they require, but to do so in conjunction with privileged legal services. In this way, the firm’s consulting services stand apart from those offered by pure consulting firms.
“Eric deepens our bench strength and significantly expands our offerings to clients, especially in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotech sectors, which are a core strength of the firm,” said Seth Lundy, deputy chair of the FDA & Life Sciences team.
Washington, D.C., office managing partner Mark Jensen added: “Eric will be a great addition to our office, which has attracted some of the best and brightest consultants in a range of practices, including FDA & Life Sciences, Data Privacy and Security, International Trade, Government Advocacy and Public Policy and International Arbitration.”
Prior to his time at Philips, Henry served as director of design quality assurance at Medtronic, as global software design controls manager at GE Healthcare, as senior manager of enterprise systems and clinical software quality at Boston Scientific, and as manager of Design Assurance at Hologic. He graduated from Wilmington University with a bachelor’s degree in organization management.
“I’m very excited to join an FDA & Life Sciences team, which has consistently been rated as one of the top in the country,” Henry said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running to assist clients — in the life sciences area and more broadly — on pressing quality assurance, quality engineering and data privacy questions.”
King & Spalding’s FDA and Life Sciences team guides companies through all aspects of U.S. and EU regulatory compliance challenges. We work through every issue at every stage of a product’s life cycle. Manufacturers, investors and other regulated entities value our practical advice and relationships with regulators, and the team’s 50-plus lawyers and consultants have held senior positions in government, industry and academia. Earlier this year, Law360 named King & Spalding’s team a Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year.
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