Afia Asamoah is Senior Counsel, Product, Regulatory, and Policy at Verily Life Sciences, formerly Google Life Sciences, an Alphabet company. She leads the product counsel, policy, and regulatory affairs teams, reporting to the General Counsel. Afia was recruited as the first lawyer to join the Google[x] life sciences team, Google’s business unit dedicated to developing moonshot solutions to solve global problems. Prior to joining Google, Afia counseled pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients on a range of healthcare, regulatory, and compliance issues at Covington & Burling LLP. From 2009-2011, Afia advised senior leaders and staff as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She received four awards while at the agency, including the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation. Afia received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
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