Ljiljana Minwalla, JD, PhD

Ljiljana Minwalla, JD, PhD
Associate General Counsel
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Dr. Minwalla has a Ph.D. in pharmacology which she later combined with law. She trained at a boutique IP firm before going into biotech where she is continuing to work as an entrepreneurial, global commercial attorney who leverages scientific and legal expertise to help build successful enterprises. She is an engaging, creative collaborator who partners with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement winning strategies.

Dr. Minwalla is adept at working across all key commercial areas of biotech and pharmaceutical industries including intellectual property, clinical trials, FDA regulatory oversight, contract negotiations, manufacturing, and M&A. She combines high intellect and scientific expertise with approachable, relationship-focused style to ensure bottom-line results and competitive advantage in both domestic and international markets. Dr. Minwalla is a respected and trusted colleague and advisor to leaders, boards, scientists and employees worldwide.