Mark Barnes Esq.

Ropes & Gray LLP
Barnes, Mark

Mark Barnes is a Partner with Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and a member of the advisory board of Law's Medical Research Law & Policy Report. He focuses his practice in the area of research, advising clients throughout higher education and the health care industry, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and universities. Mr. Barnes has extensive experience in legal issues related to research with humans and animals, stem cell and genetic research, research grants and contracts, research misconduct, and international research. Mr. Barnes also frequently advises clients on clinical trials compliance, Medicare reimbursement, False Claims Act issues, and medical privacy.

Mr. Barnes was a Partner at Ropes & Gray from 2001-08, before leaving to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Before returning to the firm, Mark also served as Senior Associate Provost for Research and Chief University Research Compliance Officer at Harvard University, where he supervised the University’s sponsored research operations and was responsible for the full range of research policy and compliance issues, including human subjects research, research misconduct, export controls, conflicts of interest, and grants and contracts compliance.

Mr. Barnes has particular experience in establishing legal structures and operational plans for international service and research projects, especially in emerging economies.

Mr. Barnes received his B.A. from Bennington College, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School.

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