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Karin A. Gregory

Founding Partner

From a foundation of education in law and public health, Karin A. Gregory leverages over thirty years of experience in the commercialization of technology and disruptive innovations along with business advisory (strategy, finance and legal) expertise to help smart growth companies thrive as they invent, scale and compete.

Her practice focuses on FDA regulated companies in such sectors as medical technology, healthcare IT, food and nutritional supplements – and entails matters within public and private contexts at both the state and federal levels. Part of this work involves counseling clients on partnering issues, the terrain of FDA and FTC regulations, as well as the advertising and promotion of medical, health food and nutritional supplement products. She provides correlating guidance on strategies pertaining to licensing, collaboration and corporate partnering agreements, genetic testing in medicine, and venture capital opportunities.

Karin began her career in basic science at MIT’s Center for Cancer Research, followed by posts in Medical Oncology and Cancer Genetics at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Following completion of her master’s degree in public health, she pursued a J.D., subsequently focusing on legal services to healthcare organizations in both the public and private sectors, and at the state and city level.

In 1998, Karin joined Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation, now Mass Ventures, where she led their medical investing efforts for five years before forming Dover Medical Ventures, a medical technology-focused consulting and venture capital firm.

She established Furman Gregory LLC, now FGD Law, in 2006. She has advised Kimberly Clark’s venture capital fund on medical technology in addition to being active in several angel investment groups throughout New England. Karin is a frequent presenter at major conferences and industry forums – delivering presentations on venture capital fundraising, start-up legal issues, and food and medical device labeling, advertising and promotion. She has been invited to conduct numerous guest lectures at the MIT Enterprise Forum, the MIT Startup Clinic and other MIT-based organizations on a range of strategic legal issues that impact business leaders.

Practice Areas:

Specific Expertise:

  • Healthcare Technology and Medical Devices

    Hospital Systems, Research Institutes

    Regulatory Strategy – FDA & HIPPA

    Health Food and Nutritional Supplements Labeling

Education and Training:

  • J.D.
    University of New Hampshire School of Law
    1988

    M.A. Public Health (Health Services Management)
    Boston University School of Public Health
    1985

    B.A. BioChemistry and Psychology
    Wells College
    1980

    Fellowship – Medical Ethics Hastings Center
    Briarcliff Manor
    1987

Certifications:

  • Babson College Executive Education Program
    1998

    University of New Hampshire – Advanced Technology Licensing
    1996

Bar Admissions:

  • Maine, 2007

    Massachusetts, 1988

Community:

  • Chairwoman – Coastal Ventures, Inc., Portland, ME

    Trustee – Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

    Member – Advisory Board/Nutritional Supplement Committee; The Food and Drug Law Institute, Washington, DC

    Advisor – Business and Entrepreneurship Program; Southern Maine Community College

    Member – Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board (Appointed by the Governor)

    Member – Conservation Commission; Biddeford, ME

    Member – Heart of Biddeford (ME) Business Enhancement Committee

    Member – Maine Angels

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award – University of New Hampshire School of Law

    Founder’s Award – Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

    “Woman of the Year” Award – National Association of Professional Women