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Industry Experience

Associate Contracts Manager

PPD Global Limited

Hani has a broad range of experience in drafting and negotiating various types of contracts required for clinical trial research. He has worked with a broad range of clients to prepare the framework for large, multi-center international clinical studies and development goals.

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PPD Global Limited, a Global CRO 

Associate Contracts Manager

  • Drafted and negotiated template-based clinical trial agreements for use globally across all regions
  • Ensured legal compliance and quality in clinical trial agreements globally for PPD’s clients
  • Member of project management team responsible for initial launching activities of multi-national clinical trials

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  • Providing negotiation and project management support for a Phase 4 clinical trial sponsored by Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. involving over 100 clinical sites in North America, the European Union and Asia/Pacific countries
  • Providing advice on Investigator Sponsored Research for clients providing funding and/or investigational product, as well as projects involving third party collaborators. Investigator Sponsored Research has involved academic medical institutions across Europe and the US
  • Providing support for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC’s first multi -center Phase 1 and Phase 3 clinical trials in North America, the European Union, Asia/Pacific countries and Latin America, including services agreements with international vendors
  • Assisting Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. in developing agreement templates for pre-clinical and clinical development, and acting as the main legal contact for clinical trial related escalations. Providing additional support on key development pipeline related agreements

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Hani is a member of the Free Representation Unit in the UK, giving free advice to members of the public in regard to employment issues. He also provides pro bono representation before employment tribunals. When visiting the Firm’s Waltham office, Hani also volunteers at Schultz’s Guest House, a dog rescue shelter in Dedham, MA that rescues, rehabilitates and finds homes for homeless dogs.

  • University of Kent, Bachelor of Laws with Honours
  • Spanish
  • Arabic