Joshua Thayer, Esq.

General Counsel

Mr. Thayer earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his A.B. from Harvard University, where he studied the Soviet political system and Russian language, literature and history.  As General Counsel of the Jain Foundation, Mr. Thayer is responsible for providing his scientific and management colleagues with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, and for drafting and negotiating a variety of operational agreements, including license agreements, clinical trial agreements, research funding agreements, and service agreements.

Prior to joining the Jain Foundation, Mr. Thayer was a partner in the Business Law Department of Edwards Wildman Palmer, which has become a part of Locke Lord since his departure.  Mr. Thayer has over 22 years of experience as a corporate transactional lawyer advising clients within the life sciences industry at all stages of their development.  He has a broad background in general corporate representation, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and securities law compliance, with a particular focus on licensing transactions among biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  Mr. Thayer has also worked extensively with the technology transfer offices of universities, hospitals and other research institutions.