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Cathi Taylor
Phone: 919.821.6628
Fax: 919.821.6800

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Ohio


St. John's University, J.D., 1971

St. John’s University, B.S., Pharmacy, 1968

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Santo J. Costa

Of Counsel
  • 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2300
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Phone: 919.821.6620
  • Fax: 919.821.6800

Sandy Costa’s professional experience includes over 30 years in executive and senior operating management positions within the pharmaceutical, health care and life sciences industries. In addition to his legal practice, Sandy's experience includes President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of Quintiles Transnational Corp. where during his tenure he had responsibility for all operating divisions and worldwide business development. Other executive level experience includes Senior Vice President-Administration, General Counsel and Director, Glaxo Inc.; and U.S. Area Counsel for Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.

Sandy is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, as well as legal and policy issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Metabolon Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, MonoSol Rx
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cytokinetics, Inc.
  • Member, The Duke Brain Tumor Advisory Committee
  • Member, The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program Board
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Ravenscroft School

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, St. John’s University Alumni Outstanding Achievement Medal



  • Author, "Getting Back on the Ethical High Road," Association News (January 2014)
  • Author, "Humanity at Work," Chapel Hill Press (2nd printing, 2010)