Tom Gunning ('87) named a "Leader in the Law" by New England In-House and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly


Tom Gunning
Tom Gunning

Tom Gunning, Vice President and General Counsel at EMD Serono, Inc. EMD Serono, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leader in the biopharmaceutical industry with US Headquarters in Rockland, MA.

Tom Gunning was recently named as an in-house “Leader in the Law” by New England In-House and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for his outstanding accomplishments in the legal community.

According to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, “Leaders in the Law demonstrate innovative and practical business and legal skills, either as general counsel or as a staff attorney. They are lawyers who are astute, wise and knowledgeable, and who best exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, conducting themselves with the utmost integrity. These attorneys have an uncanny ability to inspire and lead.”   Mr. Gunning is responsible for managing EMD Serono’s US legal affairs. As a Vice President and member of the EMD Serono senior leadership team, he provides legal guidance to the organization backed by his strong ethics and legal expertise in the life sciences industry. His commitment and passion for giving back is evident through the extensive involvement of him and his team in pro-bono cases involving disabled children through Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS).    Previously, Mr. Gunning was Associate General Counsel for EMD Serono’s Reproductive Health division. He joined the company in 2002 and has since been chosen as “Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association and honored as one of PharmaVOICE Magazine’s 100 most inspiring leaders of 2009.

Prior to joining EMD Serono, Mr. Gunning spent the first 15 years of his legal career at the Boston office of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Nixon Peabody LLP, Mr. Gunning was a partner in the Corporate Law Department and co-chair of its Emerging Business Group.