B.A., with high honors, University of California, Berkeley
J.D. cum laude, Boston University School of Law
Douglas Batt is the former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of PAREXEL International (2008–2017). At the request of PAREXEL’s Board of Directors, Douglas led the $5 billion acquisition of the Company by a private equity firm in the fall of 2017, for which he was awarded the 2017 Executive Leadership Award by the chairman & CEO for successful completion of the transaction.
At PAREXEL, Douglas was a member of the company’s senior executive leadership team and responsible for all worldwide corporate legal, corporate governance, M&A, risk management, client contracting and dispute management, ethics & compliance, data protection, crisis management, regulatory law, business continuity, employment law, intellectual property, litigation and governmental affairs for the company. PAREXEL is a global biopharmaceutical services and technology company with more than 18,000 employees worldwide, with physical offices in over 50 countries. PAREXEL has contributed meaningfully to the development of over 98 percent of the world’s top 200 best selling drugs. Company operations include clinical research services, regulatory and consulting services, as well as global technology and software product and service offerings.
During Douglas’s tenure at PAREXEL, the company’s Legal & Risk Management Department was voted the top corporate function worldwide for the last eight years in a row in an annual survey of the top 200 PAREXEL global executives. The annual survey is based on a variety of factors, including tangible business value, client service, risk identification and mitigation, and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Prior to PAREXEL, Douglas was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Concord Communications, a publicly traded multinational software company, and Technology Counsel at Reebok. Douglas is an alumnus of the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter, where he was a corporate associate from 1991 to 1997. Douglas has presented at the United Nations and The Hague, as well as at business development and government affairs forums in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
An avid musician, Douglas plays electric and acoustic guitar.