Bloomberg Law
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:42 PMUpdated: Aug. 12, 2020, 4:54 PM

Moderna Boosts Legal, Policy Ranks Amid Covid Vaccine Work (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Moderna Inc. has recruited John Lepore, a former top public policy lawyer at Mastercard Inc., and two other in-house attorneys as the biotechnology company pushes forward on a potential vaccine for the coronavirus.

Lepore joined Moderna this week as senior vice president of government engagement, a newly created role outside of the legal group.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company said Aug. 10 that Lepore, who previously spent nearly 15 years in-house at global drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC and more than four years at publisher RELX Group PLC, will report directly to Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel.

In a statement, Bancel said Lepore ...

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