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Seton Hall University School of Law appoints new Assistant Dean Graduate and Professional Education

Newark, NJ – January 11, 2017 – Seton Hall University School of Law appointed Ela Bochenek as its new Assistant Dean Graduate and Professional Education. In this position, Bochenek, who has a wealth of compliance and legal experience, will direct the Law School’s global Healthcare Compliance Certification Programs; oversee the Law School’s Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law & Policy; assist Seton Hall students and alumni interested in health, life sciences, and compliance work; and collaborate with the Law School’s faculty, industry professionals, and enforcement officials to enhance the Law School’s educational offerings.

Bochenek received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She was previously Vice President, Global Compliance at Insmed Incorporated, a global biotech orphan drug pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, where she led the compliance function. Prior to joining Insmed, Bochenek was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., another global biotech orphan drug company, leading international compliance and commercial functions. Bochenek also served as Associate General Counsel - International for C.R. Bard, Inc., a New Jersey-based multinational medical device company, where she was responsible for providing legal oversight and counsel to all of Bard's international operations on a variety of commercial and compliance matters.

Previously, Bochenek was a member of the International Legal Departments of Schering-Plough and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and practiced at two Philadelphia law firms, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Pepper, Hamilton & Sheetz. She is a winner of the 2009 Global Counsel Award in the Best Individual Commercial Lawyer category.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ela,” said Seton Hall Law Dean Kathleen M. Boozang. “Her varied expertise, strategic leadership, and breadth of experience will enhance the strengths of the Law School. As we continue to grow our graduate and professional offerings, Ela will help to increase our visibility and expand our outreach.”

About Seton Hall University School of Law

Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law is dedicated to preparing students for the practice of law through excellence in scholarship and teaching, with a strong focus on clinical education. The Law School also offers a robust selection compliance programs for law, graduate students, as well as mid-career professionals in the health, life sciences, and financial services sectors.