Since 2012, Allen Waxman has served as both General Counsel and then Executive Vice President at Eisai, Inc. As executive vice president, he leads all market access, government affairs, and corporate advocacy activities. In this role, he works with payers and providers to ensure patient access to the company’s medicines, and his responsibilities include overseeing value and outcomes research for the firm’s therapies. Beyond his work at Eisai, Allen Waxman is an avid sports fan. He is particularly fond of following Chicago Cubs baseball.
In 2001, Sammy Sosa recorded arguably the greatest single season as a batter in Chicago Cubs history. He finished the season with a franchise best slugging percentage of .737 and, with a wins above replacement (WAR) rating of 9.7, bested Rogers Hornsby’s WAR rating of 9.4, a record since 1929. He also set a Cubs record for total bases, while his 64 home runs rank second in franchise history, behind only his 66 home runs in 1998.
As for Chicago Cubs single season pitching performances, few can rival Randy Myers’ 1993 campaign. Myers led the league with a career best 53 saves in his first season with the Cubs, compared to just six blown saves. His 53 saves remain a franchise record 25 years later and in 1993 stood as the second best single season mark in all of Major League Baseball (MLB). Myers recorded 38 saves with Chicago in 1995, tied for third among all Cubs pitchers.
Since 2012, Allen Waxman has worked at Eisai, Inc. He is now the company’s executive vice president in charge of market access, corporate advocacy, and government affairs. Outside of the office, Allen Waxman enjoys traveling, attending the theater, and cheering on several professional sports teams, including the Washington Redskins.
In a recently released statement, the Redskins announced that they have hired Torrian Gray as the team’s new defensive backs coach. An experienced team leader, 42-year-old Gray has overseen the defensive backfields of both collegiate and NFL programs.
During his 18-year career, Gray has served on the coaching staffs of the University of Maine, the University of Connecticut, and his alma mater, Virginia Tech. He most recently worked as the defensive backs coach at the University of Florida, where he helped guide players to first-team and second-team All-SEC honors.
Prior to launching his coaching career, Gray played at Virginia Tech and spent three seasons in the NFL. With the Redskins, he reunites with Kendall Fuller, a cornerback he coached for three years at Virginia Tech.
Allen Waxman is currently the Executive Vice President and lead of the Market Access group at Eisai Inc. Prior to serving in this capacity, he was the senior vice president and general counsel at Eisai Inc. in New Jersey. Mr. Waxman’s career has included a range of accomplishments and a number of accolades, including recognition as a finalist for the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year.
NJBIZ is a leading business journal in the New Jersey area. Founded in 1987, the journal has a weekly print edition of over 15,000 and provides constant news coverage through its website and other media outlets. In addition, NJBIZ has a tradition of honoring top business professionals in the New Jersey region, such as through the General Counsel of the Year award.
The award, which can be conferred to general counsels, corporate compliance professionals, or chief legal officers, recognizes the important role played by the individual to help their companies be effective. Award winners are recognized each year at a breakfast awards ceremony and are also featured in a special news supplement by NJBIZ. For additional information and to learn about recent award winners, visit www.NJBIZ.com.
As general counsel and executive vice president of the New Jersey-based Eisai Inc., Allen Waxman presides over all legal and public policy-related functions for the pharmaceutical company. His legal counsel helps the firm navigate everything from research and development to commercial promotion. Allen Waxman and his team were honored as the litigation team of the year at the Global Counsel Awards in 2014. Allen Waxman has also been nominated as the global General Counsel of the year at these same awards in 2016.
The Global Counsel Awards recognize the achievements and successes of in-house lawyers and legal departments from all over the world. The award is sponsored by Lexology in conjunction with the International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
More than 4,000 unique nominations are submitted for the Global Counsel Awards each year, representing the absolute best of the corporate legal world. Peers nominate attorneys and legal teams based on their communication skills, legal understanding, management skills, and overall effectiveness.
Awards are granted to individual and team winners in categories including competition, employment, general commercial, intellectual property, litigation, and more.
Allen Waxman oversees the market access and government affairs divisions in his role as executive vice president and general counsel at Eisai Inc. Also dedicated to a number of charitable initiatives, Allen Waxman previously served as board chairman of Equal Justice Works (EJW).
Through a variety of educational and career development opportunities, EJW aims to encourage aspiring lawyers to pursue work in the field of equal justice. In an effort to continually offer these programs, the organization hosts an annual fundraising dinner. On October 27, 2016, EJW will host its 30th Anniversary Annual Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.
The dinner will operate under the guidance of a steering committee comprising professionals from such prominent companies as General Electric and International Paper Company. Throughout the evening, EJW will not only raise money but also celebrate those lawyers who have embodied the organization’s values of promoting equal justice and compassion.
Prospective sponsors may elect to support the 2016 Annual Dinner through numerous patron brackets. At the highest donation level of $100,000, sponsors will gain access to such exclusive perks as event-wide logo marketing and 20 complimentary tickets to the pre-dinner reception. EJW also welcomes sponsors at the $2,500 level, which awards a mention in the event program and two reception tickets.
Possessing years of experience in pharmaceutical litigation and criminal law, Allen Waxman leads Eisai Inc. as general counsel and executive vice president. Outside of his professional endeavors, Allen Waxman follows a number of sports teams, including the Washington Redskins.
The NFL recently released the dates and times for all 256 games in the upcoming football season. This schedule includes 17 games for the Washington Redskins, who will be defending their 2015 NFC East Division title. On September 12, the team will open with a prime-time game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who made it to the playoffs last season with a record of 10-6.
Throughout the rest of the season, the Redskins will play in two additional prime-time games at their home field. After hosting the Green Bay Packers for a Sunday Night Football match, the team will hold a Monday Night Football game against the Carolina Panthers in the following month. The Redskins will also play longtime rivals the Dallas Cowboys twice, with the second game taking place on Thanksgiving Day.
This season will also mark an important first for the Redskins, as they will travel abroad to play their first game at Wembley Stadium in London. During this game, on October 30, the team will face the Cincinnati Bengals, who have made it to the playoffs the last five years in a row. Overall, the Redskins will face a challenging season with several games against experienced playoff teams and other division champions.
Allen Waxman is executive vice president and general counsel of Eisai Inc. in Woodcliffe Lake, New Jersey and has previously worked for notable corporations and law firms such as Pfizer, Kaye Scholer, and Williams & Connolly. Outside of his professional life, Allen Waxman has also served on the boards of many nonprofits promoting numerous causes. He is the former chairman for the board of Equal Justice Works.
Equal Justice Works provides training, skills, and opportunities to encourage those studying and practicing the law to provide their services to under served communities and to ameliorate the services those communities receive. In order to achieve these goals, the organization works with law schools to expand public interest programming and hosts one of the largest public interest law conference career fairs in the country. Additionally, Equal Justice Works runs a fellowship program supporting legal professionals working in public interest fields as well operating a loan repayment assistance program.
The Equal Justice Works Legal Fellowship Program provides between 45 and 55 two-year fellowships per year. Fellows receive a salary, loan repayment assistance and training. Among the fellowship programs that Equal Justice Works provides is the AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship program, founded with the support of the Corporation of National and Community Service.
The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship program was founded in 1993 with the goal of closing gaps in legal representation. Since 2014, the AmeriCorps Legal Fellows focus on employment issues, veterans’ needs, and disaster relief.