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Joseph T. Kennedy - EVP, General Counsel and Strategic Initiatives
Joseph T. Kennedy
EVP, General Counsel and Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Kennedy joined Amarin in December 2011 as senior vice president, general counsel. He has over 20 years of experience working with life science companies at every stage of development. Prior to Amarin, Mr. Kennedy served as vice president, general counsel of Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., through its public company transition, strategic collaboration negotiation and lead product marketing approval. Mr. Kennedy also served as chief corporate counsel, then acting chief legal officer with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. through its public company transition and product commercialization, and vice president and U.S. counsel, corporate business development, with Elan Corporation, plc. Mr. Kennedy previously practiced law with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Mr. Kennedy was honored by the President of Ireland as one of the inaugural “Irish Life Science 50" which recognized Irish-Americans for contributions to the life science industry, by Financial Times in its recognition of Amarin in 2016 as a standout legal innovator in its North American Most Innovative Lawyers awards and was named as one of the top general counsel in the industry in connection with his selection on the Legal500 GC Powerlist: United States 2019.



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