Bruna B. RochaPartner
Bruna Rocha specializes in providing comprehensive counsel to a diverse clientele in the life sciences and healthcare sector, including pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, biotechs, digital health providers, and cannabis companies. With a focus on transactional and regulatory matters, Bruna collaborates closely with C-level executives, investors, developers, managers, and physicians, guiding them through every facet of their legal activities. Her expertise encompasses a broad spectrum, ranging from assisting in business formation and establishing investment platforms for companies entering new markets to facilitating cross-border portfolio acquisitions and restructuring initiatives. Bruna's commitment extends to advising companies on medical therapies across the entire laboratory-to-market process.
Bruna also provides strategic guidance on forging business alliances, negotiating commercial contracts, and navigating regulatory landscapes. She is well-versed in addressing reputational risks associated with product liability and safety concerns, as well as staying at the forefront of technological innovation. Bruna's insights cover diverse areas, including the integration of artificial intelligence in healthcare, mobile medical applications, health information exchange, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), wearable devices, and bio printing.
Bruna Rocha's legal acumen and strategic counsel play a pivotal role in steering her clients through the intricacies of the ever-evolving landscape of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and emerging technologies.
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- Advised on a broad array of issues ranging from materiality assessment and governance to insurance underwriting, investment and other business processes
- Assisted in matters related to biomedical innovation, including emerging biotechnology and safety issues, regulatory compliance review, patient-centric program structuring, research design and compliance, and unspecified use of biospecimens and data, among others
- Advised a global medical technology company in a spinoff transaction upon divestiture related to its advanced sterilization products business to a major technology company, for an aggregate value of approximately $2.8 billion. Bruna assisted in legal issues arising from incorporation of a local limited liability company and tax planning to the obtainment of the necessary licenses to operate before Brazilian regulators
- Led the negotiation and execution of a commercial partnership between a major Brazilian pharmaceutical company and a publicly listed Canadian biopharma in relation to cannabidiol-based products
- Assisted a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of therapeutic products in drafting a clinical services agreement to be executed with the clinical sites, principal investigators and contract research organizations (CROs)
- Counseled leading providers of healthcare software on the regulatory aspects of their businesses in Brazil, advising on regulation and public policy changes and their impact on the digital health arena as well as providing recommendations related to business processes, methods, telehealth business models and sustainability solutions for the distribution of health-related services through electronic and telecommunication technologies
- Assisted a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions in mapping a risk mitigation program related to websites, mobile apps and digital assets, preparing the company to proactively plan logical remediation measures in terms of regulatory, cybersecurity and data protection
- Advised on government enforcement, fraud and abuse, and internal regulatory compliance issues across the life sciences industry
- Oversaw and directed a variety of Brazilian health regulator investigations and enforcement initiatives across the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and cosmetics industries
- Assisted in matters involving pre-litigation counseling services and competition law
B.A., Law, Universidade de Barretos 2011
"Scaling Excellence through innovation," Stanford University, Online, 2016
"Principles of Economics," Stanford University, Online, 2021
"Essentials of Program Strategy and Evaluation," Stanford University, Online, 2021
"How Software Ate Finance," Stanford University, Online, 2021
"Project Management Life Cycle, Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)," Online, 2022
- The Legal 500 United States
- Recommended, Brazil Life Sciences (2024)
Bruna is currently advising the Brazilian Red Cross on sustainability-related issues, including corporate governance, access and affordability, digital transformation, transparency, trust and ethical use of data, sustainable sourcing and business ethics, among others.
- Co-Author, "Advancing healthcare: unveiling the potential Latin America and Caribbean Medicines Agency"
- Co-Author, "SPACs targeting Latin America-base life sciences and healthcare companies"
- Co-Author, "What is the projected – and much anticipated – key pillar for the health sector in Brazil in 2023?"
- Co-Author, "Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency updates regulation that governs requirements for clinical lab tests”
- Co-Author, "Cannabis-based products: takeaways & future policy changes"
- The new regulatory scheme for Software as a Medical Device approved by Anvisa"
- Co-Author, "The importance behind the recent scientific advances in reversing ageing in human egg cells"
- Co-Author, "Telehealth in Brazil: the Bill goes to the Senate and the Federal Court of Medicine regulates the practice of telemedicine"
- Co-Author, "Digital Health Transformation: the new Brazilian law on digital drugs leaflets"
- Co-Author, "The Federal Council of Nursing regulates the exercise of Telenursing"
- Co-Author, "The Brazilian Minister of Health approves the Ordinance regulating telehealth in Brazil"
- Co-Author, "The Brazilian Federal Council of Pharmacy regulates telepharmacy"
- Co-Author, "Brazil: Pharmaceutical Advertising"
- Co-Author, "Doing business in Latin America: the rise of SESG"
- "Breaking taboos; the ascension of FemTechs in the healthcare market"
- Co-Author, "Brazil: Pharmaceutical Advertising," Legal 500
Memberships And Affiliations
- Brazilian Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
- Leadership Alliance for Women
- Brazilian Association of the Cannabidiol Industries (BRCann)