New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Effective August 1st, Polaris, a global advisory and technology company for life sciences industry compliance, is proud to announce the hiring of L. Stephan Vincze as Partner. “Steve brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the regulatory compliance space to Polaris. We are thrilled to welcome him to Polaris,” said Andy Bender, President of Polaris, “and are excited to have Steve provide additional leadership to our firm which continues to grow 20-30% annually. Steve reinforces our leadership and subject matter expertise in health care compliance, supporting our clients with their global compliance challenges.”
Throughout his business career, Steve has specialized in advising a variety of healthcare organizations, focused especially on pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, addressing health care compliance issues, including compliance program design, fair market value, policies, procedures, training, auditing, monitoring activities, and global design and implementations.
Steve has been a recognized international compliance leader and brings a wealth of relevant hands-on experience to Polaris. Prior to joining Polaris, Steve served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for Warner Chilcott, a Director in Deloitte & Touche’s health care regulatory practice, and as VP/Compliance Officer for TAP Pharmaceutical Products, where he implemented the first major Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) in the pharmaceutical industry. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Defense Counsel for the Government Reform Committee in the US House of Representatives, and served honorably as a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Officer for over 10 years, completing his active duty service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense with a promotion to Major.
Steve will compliment and reinforce core Polaris offerings, as he has extensive experience with commercial compliance, FCPA/global compliance and preparing for and implementing CIAs, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) and Independent Review Organization (IRO) audits. In particular, Steve is an expert in sales and marketing, privacy and anti-corruption/FCPA compliance issues in a U.S./domestic and international/global context.
Steve holds an A.B. degree in History from Columbia University, a J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, a LL.M. with distinction in International Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Steve will be based in Boston, opening Polaris' newest office to foster Polaris’ commitment to the strong life sciences community in the metropolitan Boston region.
Polaris is a global life sciences consulting and technology firm. Globally, we are the only healthcare law compliance company combining the might of proven thought leadership with the muscle of innovative technology solutions. This combination fuels our ability to influence and set the compliance agenda and develop cutting edge technology solutions to meet compliance requirements and implement efficient industry best practices for today, tomorrow and beyond. Polaris understands that there is more than one way to meet your compliance needs. Using a process-driven approach, Polaris will tailor a solution that is efficient, scalable and unique to your needs.
Polaris employs a staff close to 200 people and has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, New York and San Francisco.