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Leslie Platt, J.D.
Senior Advisor, MITRE Health & Human Services
Leslie PlattLeslie Platt, JD, is a Senior Advisor, Health and Human Services, at the MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization that operates federally-funded research and development centers for HHS as well as other departments and agencies of the Federal government. Mr. Platt is a nationally recognized life sciences attorney and executive with significant senior-level experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on diverse issues of national health and development policy, biomedical R & D and commercialization, technology transfer, strategic and impact investment, diversity, disparities reduction, and public-private partnerships in the health and technology sectors. In the Federal government, Leslie served as Executive Assistant to the Director and Chief of Operations, Office of the Director, at the National Institutes of Health; as Deputy General Counsel-Legal Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services, and as Counsel and Staff Director of the White House Agent Orange Working Group.

Leslie earlier served as Associate General Counsel for Legislation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Platt was a Charter Member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and has received a number of awards for distinguished public service. In the private sector, Mr. Platt previously served as Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Principal at Ernst & Young LLP; Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR); and Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the American Type Culture Collection. Leslie also served for years as Board Chairman of the BIO-sponsored BioJudiciary Project and as Chair of the Loudoun County, VA Science & Technology Cabinet. Leslie has taught legal and ethical aspects of bioscience management at George Mason University. He has authored a number of articles and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences in the U.S. and around the world.