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Michelle McGovern

General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer
Michelle McGovern

As Chief Legal Officer of A Place for Mom, Inc., Michelle McGovern leads all legal affairs, lobbying, and compliance functions, working closely with the business to drive strategic growth for A Place for Mom and the senior living industry at large.

Michelle has significant experience in regulatory strategy and compliance, and advising healthcare companies when operating at scale. Most recently, she was the General Counsel, Privacy Officer, and Corporate Secretary of a digital analytics company leveraging AI to derive insights from healthcare data, and the Deputy General Counsel of an incubator that builds, launches, and scales healthcare startups. Michelle also worked at Pfizer, where her roles included supporting clinical trials and pharmacovigilance, building sustainable markets for pharmaceutical products in the developing world, and serving as the North America Legal Lead for Upjohn, Pfizer’s $12B legacy products and generics business.

Earlier in her career, Michelle spent seven years as a healthcare regulatory and transactional lawyer at law firms, including Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in New York, and Dentons in Washington, DC.

Michelle earned a JD from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.