Full Name
Michelle McGovern
Job Title
General Counsel
Verana Health
Speaker Bio
Michelle McGovern is the General Counsel at Verana Health, where she works to find solutions that help set the market standard for data privacy in an increasingly complex legal environment. Michelle was previously the Deputy General Counsel at Redesign Health, a venture-backed incubator that, during her tenure, raised $350M, and built, launched and scaled more than two dozen healthcare companies. Michelle also worked at Pfizer, where her roles included supporting clinical trials and pharmacovigilance, building sustainable markets for pharmaceutical products in the developing world, and serving as the North America Legal Lead for Upjohn, Pfizer's $12B legacy products and generics business.

Michelle completed Northwestern University’s accelerated journalism degree program, graduating in four years, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Science in Journalism, and received her JD, cum laude, from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. Michelle has been credentialed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Manager. Michelle is also the President of the Board of Directors of 826NYC, a charity that helps under-resourced youth write their own paths forward, regardless of circumstance.
Michelle McGovern