Maria E. Pasquale

EVP & General Counsel at Incyte

Maria E. Pasquale joined Incyte in April of 2018 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel with nearly 20 years of legal, compliance, and intellectual property experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Pasquale joined Incyte from Celgene Corporation, where for 17 years she held positions of increasing levels of responsibility including Chief Counsel; Senior Vice President, Legal and Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, where she was responsible for overseeing and managing Global Legal Departments including Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Litigation, Investigations and Transactional matters for Celgene’s Corporate Headquarters and its over 50 wholly owned subsidiaries; and, most recently, Maria served as Celgene’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for GxP and Healthcare Compliance globally. Prior to her tenure at Celgene, Ms. Pasquale spent a decade supporting pharmaceutical clients as a global patent and litigation attorney at Pennie & Edmonds LLP in New York (now part of Jones Day). Before her career in law, Ms. Pasquale was an Assistant Research Scientist at the Institute for Basic Research and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where she designed and implemented research projects in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease and oncology, respectively. Ms. Pasquale holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


  • EVP & General Counsel

    April, 2018 - present


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