Mary Nell Cummings

Adjunct Professor of Law
Director - Graduate Certificate Program in Health Care Compliance


Mary Nell Cummings brings significant experience to Pitt Law as the new Director for the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Care Compliance. As a former assistant general counsel for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, she guided the business on a variety of issues concerning social media, public relations strategies, privacy, claim support, clinical design, regulatory compliance, data use, and retail sales. She was also the managing attorney to the global marketing and R&D teams responsible for developing new products and claims for global consumer brands and worked on new product development for Europe, Latina, Asia, and the US. Prior to working for GSK, Mary Nell was a litigator at K&L Gates.

As an Adjunct Professor at Pitt Law, she teaches Health Care Compliance best practices and practical applications, covering select Fraud and Abuse, Stark, Privacy, and Life Science topics. As principal of the Cummings Law Practice, she advises clients on matters related to the development, approval, manufacture and marketing of drugs and medical devices.

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