JOY LIU joined Vertex in 2016 and is Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She serves on the company’s Executive Committee and oversees all aspects of the Legal and Office of Business Integrity and Ethics functions. Prior to assuming her current role in 2021, Ms. Liu held multiple leadership positions within the Legal team, most recently as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.
She has deep experience providing legal, regulatory, privacy and business contracting counsel to a broad range of global functions across the company. She earned her bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University and her law degree from Columbia University.
Prior to Vertex, she practiced FDA regulatory law at Ropes and Gray LLP for 14 years, including five as partner, and has advised on a broad range of matters, including regulatory approval strategies, advertising and promotion, Hatch-Waxman and orphan exclusivity issues. She’s been recognized as a leading life sciences lawyer by Chambers USA and earned accolades as a Law360 Rising Star and a Washington D.C. “40 under 40” lawyer.