Rich Traynor serves as Certara’s General Counsel. Rich has been practicing law for over 20 years at publicly-traded and privately-held life sciences companies. Rich began his legal career in Dallas, Texas at the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist. In 2002, he moved back to his home state of New Jersey, where he became a partner at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. In 2009, Rich joined LifeCell Corporation, where he became the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. In that role, Rich served on the executive leadership team and was responsible for all legal and compliance matters, including licensing and acquisitions, buy- and sell-side contracting, dispute resolution, and enterprise risk assessment and mitigation. While at LifeCell, Rich also had responsibility for legal matters related to the commercial-side of LifeCell’s parent company, Acelity, in North and Latin America. Following a successful sale of the LifeCell business to Allergan, Rich joined Edge Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company, where he had broad responsibilities involving all legal matters impacting the Edge business, including negotiating complex commercial transactions, corporate governance, and developing corporate policies and procedures.
Rich graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in the Program of Liberal Studies, and he received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.