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Terry L. Crandall

Special Counsel (Contract Lawyer)


Effective December 2017, Terry Crandall will serve Smith Anderson as a contract lawyer, assisting the firm, at its request, in its Life Sciences practice. Terry has nearly 25 years inside the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries, most recently as the chief legal officer of ViiV Healthcare, a multi-billion dollar HIV-focused joint venture of three of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Terry also will continue to work at her company, TLC Associates Consulting, LLC, which offers expert and strategic consulting services focusing on legal and compliance needs in the health care field.

Terry’s experience includes counseling and collaborating with commercial and R&D companies throughout the lifecycle of prescription medicines, from matters related to clinical trials all the way through development, approval, and commercial launch in numerous therapeutic areas such as dermatology, smoking cessation, COPD, depression and HIV.

During her tenure at ViiV, Terry led the company through numerous successful product launches, counseling corporate functions including compound development, commercialization and life-cycle management, and the successful resolution of several patent challenges for blockbuster medications.

Prior to joining ViiV, Terry spent over 10 years as an in-house lawyer with GlaxoSmithKline in positions of increasing responsibility and seniority.

Terry prides herself on listening to the needs of the business and working closely with clients to brainstorm pathways designed to meet the client’s goals while highlighting the potential challenges and benefits of such pathways that the client may face.

Terry's primary interfaces at the firm are Mike Saber (; 919-821-6772) and Chris Capel (; 919-821-6759).

  • Finalist, C5 Woman Compliance Officer of the Year (2017)
  • Nominee, ACI Women in Science Leadership Award (2016)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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University of North Carolina, J.D., 1992

Bucknell University, B.A. in English, with honors, 1987

Bucknell University, B.A. in Psychology, with honors, 1987

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