The NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year

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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


The Global Counsel Awards Celebrate Leading Executive-Tier Attorneys

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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.