Tracey McCain4.13.16 — Tracey L. McCain, senior vice president and head of legal for Sanofi Genzyme, will deliver the School of Law’s commencement address on May 27, 2016. During Ms. McCain’s 18 years with the biotechnology company, she has managed a variety of responsibilities, including supervision of strategic transactions; managing attorneys handling corporate, securities, employment, litigation and intellectual property matters; and participating on committees such as the Community Relations Review Committee and the Global Crisis Management Committee. She is a member of Sanofi Genzyme’s Executive Leadership Team as well as Sanofi’s Legal Steering Committee. Sanofi Genzyme, with global headquarters in Cambridge, develops specialty treatments for debilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providing hope to patients and their families. Its primary areas of focus are rare genetic diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology.

In addition to her stellar legal career, which included time as an associate at Palmer & Dodge, Ms. McCain has played a significant role in Boston’s civic life. She recently became a governing trustee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and previously had a 13 year relationship with the New England Conservatory of Music, first as an overseer and then as a trustee. She also had the privilege of participating in the Fellows Program of the Partnership, Inc. and serving as a member of the executive committee of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, a group from which she received the 2016 Ida B. Wells Award.

Ms. McCain, who earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her JD from Columbia University School of Law, will join university leaders, faculty, staff, family and friends in celebrating the Class of 2016 at commencement, which will begin at 1 p.m in Matthews Arena.

Professor Daniel Medwed will deliver the faculty address. Commencement will also feature two JD student speakers — Andrew Collins and Jennifer Denker — and one LLM student speaker, Emmanuel Allicious Macpherson. 

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