Halley Gilbert joined Ironwood in 2008 as the founding member of our legal department and now oversees corporate and business development, legal, compliance and government affairs. Halley has more than two decades of experience guiding biopharmaceutical companies through transformational change, as well as expertise in corporate transactions, governance, and the operational and strategic issues relevant to launching new medicines. Prior to joining Ironwood, Halley was vice president, deputy general counsel at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she supported the launch of Cubist’s first acute care antibiotic, and prior to Cubist, she served as corporate counsel at Genzyme Corp. Halley began her career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions and securities law. She serves on the board of directors of Achaogen, Inc., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of novel antibacterials and Allergy Amulet, a private, venture-backed company developing a food allergen detection device. Halley holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from Tufts University.