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Vitae names general counsel & corporate secretary

VitaeVitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced the appointment of Scott Applebaum as general counsel and corporate secretary.

Mr. Applebaum most recently served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Medgenics, Inc., a genomics medicine company focused on rare pediatric diseases.

Mr. Applebaum brings to Vitae nearly 20 years of legal and regulatory experience gleaned from global leadership roles at small and large pharmaceutical companies, including 10 years at Shire in multiple regulatory affairs, corporate compliance and legal positions, from heading its Specialty Pharma Legal department, to heading its Global Regulatory Affairs department, and finally overseeing its Neuroscience Business Unit.

Throughout his tenure at Shire, Mr. Applebaum provided counsel to the company’s executive leadership team on key corporate and regulatory compliance matters, in addition to supporting the company’s various acquisitions.

Before Shire, he served as Senior Counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he instituted a U.S. compliance program for the company’s sales and marketing initiatives, in addition to providing legal counsel for the company’s commercial operations.

Mr. Applebaum earned his J.D. from Stanford University Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review.

He graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics with a concentration in accounting and finance.


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