ANI appoints new legal executive

Meredith Cook has over 20 years of legal and leadership experience in specialty and generics pharmaceuticals.

ANI is welcoming Meredith Cook to its team as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 18.

Cook brings over 20 years of legal and leadership experience in specialty and generics pharmaceuticals, including in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, and intellectual property.

“We are delighted to welcome Ms. Cook to our leadership team. Meredith is an accomplished attorney with demonstrated leadership and expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and will no doubt play an important role in the company’s continued growth,” said Nikhil Lalwani, president and CEO of ANI. “Her guidance and perspectives will contribute significantly to the success of our Purified Cortrophin Gel launch and to expanding our base business in generics and established brands through organic and inorganic initiatives.”

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Cook previously served as vice president and associate general counsel at Amneal, where she was responsible for corporate and strategic transactions across all business units. She also worked closely with outside counsel and internal personnel on corporate governance, commercial contracts, employment matters and overall IP strategy.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to join ANI’s leadership team as the company enters its next stage of growth,” Cook said. “I look forward to bringing my experience to this important role and supporting ANI's commitment to providing patients in need with access to life-changing therapeutics.”

Prior to Amneal, Cook served as global legal head, M&A, business development and strategics transactions at Dr. Reddy’s. She was previously with Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Vinson & Elkins.

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Cook earned her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Princeton University and her Juris doctorate from Tulane Law School.

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