Clint Hermes draws on his deep experience as general counsel at two teaching hospitals to advise clients on regulatory, accreditation, and corporate governance matters in academic medicine. In addition, Clint also offers clients practical advice and insights on all regulatory and contracting aspects of human and animal research.
Clint’s accomplishments on behalf of academic medical centers have been as varied as negotiating complex academic affiliation agreements; implementing enterprise risk management programs; securing dismissal of a qui tam action involving federal grant compliance; preparing clients for Joint Commission, AAHRPP, and ACGME reviews; lobbying HHS for changes to a PREP Act declaration; obtaining a favorable OIG Advisory Opinion; and establishing healthcare and humanitarian programs overseas.
Clint has extensive experience with the regulation of human and animal research, clinical trial registration and transparency, conflicts of interest, federal grants, biospecimens, data sharing, and expanded access to investigational products. His work on behalf of the research missions of academic medical centers and life sciences companies has taken him throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. He has served on numerous Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in the United States and abroad, including as Vice Chair of a Harvard-affiliated IRB and of a biobank IRB abroad, and as science policy advisor to a foreign government.
Clint has authored numerous articles and book chapters (including one published by Cambridge University Press) in the areas of international health projects and biomedical research and has been quoted in publications such as MIT’s Technology Review, Bloomberg Law, Modern Healthcare, STAT News and Canada’s Globe and Mail.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
1Day Sooner — Advisory Board
Relay Life Sciences — Advisory Board
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital — Institutional Review Board
Representation of Northlane Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, in its acquisition of SAI MedPartners, a leading consultancy providing strategic insights and analytics to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and a physician-driven, technology-enabled primary care practice, in its acquisition of Simon-Williamson Clinic, a medical group practice with four locations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Advise a public university system on compliance with the rules associated with grants and contracts from NIH, NSF, and the Department of Defense
Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management. Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.
Represented Boston Children’s Hospital with intellectual property, business, and government contracting issues associated with VaccineFinder
Assisted a prominent children’s hospital with a range of industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated research agreements
Counseled a major research university with all regulatory and contracting aspects of a multi-national investigator-initiated clinical trial
Counseled an academic medical center on international data protection regulations that apply to a global disease surveillance platform involving data from dozens of countries
Advised research institutions and laboratory companies on Medicare billing for clinical trials, observational studies and other research
Advised a national clinical trials network on identifying and managing conflicts of interest of senior leaders with multiple faculty, medical staff, and corporate relationships
GC Powerlist Middle East (2015, 2017)
Memphis Business Journal — Top 40 Under 40 (2008)
Nightingale’s Healthcare News — Best Healthcare Lawyers Under 40 (2004)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers — “Rising Star” (2003)