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Denelle Waynick

VP, Legal Affairs (U.S.), U.S. General Counsel and Global Head, Enterprise Risk Management


Denelle Waynick is VP, Legal Affairs (U.S.), U.S. General Counsel and Global Head, Enterprise Risk Management for UCB, Inc. She is a member of UCB's Board of Directors, serving as its Secretary, overseeing the Corporation’s governance. Further, Denelle is a member of the U.S. Leadership Team, the governing body which establishes, oversees and implements the operations of the organization.  From July, 2017 through July, 2018, Denelle relocated to UCB’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium to provide counsel to the global business units, including commercial operations, R&D, and regulatory activities.  As part of this assignment, she assumed responsibility for the Legal Affairs ex-Americas team, a team of 20+ legal professionals located across the globe.   

Formerly, Denelle was Vice President of Global Brands for Actavis, Inc., a multi-national pharmaceutical corporation, Chief of Staff to the New Jersey Attorney General, and served as Member and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, a multi-million-dollar enterprise.  Currently, Denelle is a Member of the Board of Directors for Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and has served on its Nominating Committee.

Denelle is a respected leader in both the healthcare and life science industries.  For 20+ years, Ms. Waynick has built her expertise as a valued business partner providing sound, strategic counsel on a wide range of global business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestments.  Ms. Waynick has held multiple positions of leadership within law firm, government and corporate settings.

Denelle graduated, cum laude, from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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