Joanne Chan is an Assistant General Counsel and Head of State Legal Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Prior to joining PhRMA, she was Corporate Counsel for Regulatory & Compliance at United Therapeutics Corporation and an associate at King & Spalding LLP. She has also served as a Law Clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and was an intern to the Honorable Gladys Kessler in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Professor Chan received a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.