Winifred Lynn Swan, JD
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Winnie Swan joined as the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Foundation Medicine in 2019. She brings nearly 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in the medical device industry, providing legal support to regulatory and public policy efforts, mergers and acquisitions, business development, intellectual property, and litigation.
Previously, Ms. Swan served as the Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at NxStage Medical, a medical device and dialysis services company that was acquired by Fresenius Medical in 2019. Ms. Swan oversaw all legal and investor relations work including corporate governance, compliance, securities, intellectual property and other corporate activities. Ms. Swan was pivotal in managing the company’s transition from a startup to a public company with global sales and manufacturing operations and over 4,000 employees.
Ms. Swan also brings extensive medical device experience from her role as Senior Corporate Counsel at Boston Scientific, where she supported public company mergers and acquisitions, new business development, and served as legal liaison for the clinical research and reimbursement and outcomes planning departments. Ms. Swan started her legal career as an associate at Goodwin, a Boston-based law firm.
Ms. Swan holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University in Durham, NC. Prior to attending law school, she worked in investment banking as a financial analyst at Merrill Lynch.