Clint D. Hermes
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.
Before joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Clint experienced first-hand the unique needs of academic medical centers with large research programs and a global reach. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and then served as General Counsel and Board Secretary of Sidra Medicine, an academic medical center in Doha, Qatar, affiliated with Cornell University. In those roles, Clint led legal affairs, technology transfer/licensing, ethics and compliance, board management, and an IRB.
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
Media Mentions & Firm News
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)