Kim Life2018-06-02T11:04:48+00:00

Kim Life, Partner

Hi, I’m Kim, and I help life science companies solve problems.

I am an attorney and corporate executive with more than sixteen years experience in the life sciences industry. I have served as in-house and out-house counsel for large and small public and private life science companies. I am also a recovering litigator, having practised in a specialty FDA litigation practice at a prominent Washington, DC law firm.

Why hire me?

My clients appreciate my practical perspective and keen appreciation for brevity and consistency, wrapped up in some old-fashioned common sense.

I build personal relationships with my clients. This isn’t just good business; it encourages open dialogue and ensures that formalities and niceties don’t get in the way of rolling up our sleeves and getting down to work.

I’ve outlined some of the areas I can help with below. Give me a call and let’s see how we can help.

  • Outside General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Comprehensive Compliance Program development, management, implementation
  • Risk assessments, gap analyses, and due diligence
  • Promotional compliance counselling
  • Promotional materials review
  • On-call counsel and support to business units, including Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Medical and Clinical Affairs
  • Internal compliance audits and investigations
  • Sexual harassment assessments and interactive training
  • Grant assessment and review
  • Executive and Board reports and periodic training
  • Competitor disputes
  • Product approvals
  • Product recall and safety
  • Clinical trial matters


Before law school, I was a technical communications consultant, which means I translated really smart people into something the rest of us could understand. This is where I developed my passion for concise language and minimal fuss.

What I do when I’m not working

I laugh with my husband as often as possible. I ride my horse; knit; read. A lot. Currently, I’m reading “Flying Helicopters in Laos for Air America,” by Bill Collier, and re-reading (again) the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian.

I blog at and re-design my websites constantly (including this one).

+1 650.619.4954

Practice Areas

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Food, Drug, Cosmetics, and Supplements

Compliance, Governance, and Risk Management

Product Liability


JD, Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

BS, Economics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Bar Admissions

Washington, DC

+1 858.546.4732