Edward J. Buthusiem advises executive management and general counsel on a variety of strategic business and operational issues.

A managing director in BRG’s Health Analytics practice, Mr. Buthusiem is an expert in food and drug law, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing transactions, and innovation.

Since joining BRG in 2013, Mr. Buthusiem has provided expert testimony and support in a number of litigation matters involving, among other things, the interpretation of licensing and development contracts relating to pharmaceutical product development, matters involving fiduciary responsibilities, securities disclosure, adequacy of internal controls and pharmaceutical pre-clinical and clinical development and commercialization.

Mr. Buthusiem leverages his experience as a former senior executive of two major divisions of two multibillion-dollar global life sciences companies, at which he was responsible for all aspects of transactional and legal support, compliance, trade operations, and environmental health and safety.

He has counseled and coordinated responses to foreign and domestic congressional and government investigations, including in the areas of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribery and corruption, antitrust and competition, clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration promotional and manufacturing, and Office of Foreign Assets Control matters. He has also managed intellectual property and commercial litigation, legal, regulatory, and trade compliance, and domestic and international arbitrations, and has provided consulting and testimony on related matters.

Mr. Buthusiem has designed, developed, implemented, and monitored compliance programs and processes to comply with legal obligations (including FCPA and anti-kickback laws), as well as with government-imposed consent decrees. He has also developed and implemented legal department operational efficiencies in contracting, resource allocation, and technology.

Employment History

Kavo Kerr Group (Danaher’s medical device business)
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Business Development, Trade Operations and Environmental Health & Safety
2010 – 2012

Senior vice president and special counsel
2008 – 2010
Senior vice president of R&D Legal Operations and Biologicals
1999 – 2008
Vice president of Business and Corporate Development Legal Transactions
1994 – 1999
Legal transactional specialist
1990 – 1994

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Areas of Expertise


University of Pennsylvania
J.D, 1985

University of Brussels
MBA, International Economics, 1983

Temple University
B.A., 1982