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Mauricio Gómez Guerrero

Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare

CMS Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow, S.C.
Paseo de la Reforma 115
Piso 19
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City
Languages Spanish, English

Mauricio has significant experience in Mexico’s Life Sciences and Health Care sector, both as a public officer holding senior positions at the Mexican Food and Drug Agency (COFEPRIS) and the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), and in the private sector, launching the Life Sciences practice in a major international law firm in Mexico City and founding his own Health Law and Public Policy Firm.

His practice focuses on life sciences regulatory matters, pharmaceutical products, biotechnology, medical devices, food, beverages and consumer products. He advises clients on their regulatory strategy concerning premarket clearance for drugs and medical devices, good manufacturing practices, certification for facilities, and borderline determination and classification of consumer products.

Additionally, Mauricio has experience in regulatory enforcement administrative procedures, controlled substances and government affairs strategy. Since 2017 Mauricio has been involved in the evolution of cannabis regulation in Mexico, providing legal advice to investment bankers and food and dietary supplements companies interested in the new cannabis market in Mexico.

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Relevant experience

  • A Fortune 500 health company on the recent Mexican government transition (2018), advising on the new key stakeholders for health regulation and healthcare public services, new government priorities, and policy future trends.
  • A global top five pharmaceutical company on the design and drafting of its regulatory strategy to launch an oncology biotechnology drug in Mexico. This includes advising on its European facilities' regulatory compliance with Mexican standards to obtain the Good Manufacturing Certificate from COFEPRIS (Mexican Drugs Regulatory Agency).
  • A major hygiene and consumer products company on regulatory compliance at its hygiene products facility in Mexico, and the regulatory strategy to transfer the manufacturing process of one of its key products from Europe to Mexico.
  • A major hygiene and consumer products company on the regulatory incorporation of medical devices to its business portfolio in Mexico.
  • A leading duty free stores company before COFEPRIS in a regulatory enforcement administrative trial for cigarettes and alcohol advertisement in violation of Mexican health regulations.
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  • Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Health Law, 2014-2015
  • Georgetown University. Washington, D.C. Certificate in Food and Drug Law, 2014-2015
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. Law Degree (J.D.), 2004-2009
  • Center of Research and Economic Education (CIDE). Mexico City. Political Analysis Diploma, 2018
  • Harvard Law School. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Negotiation Workshop: Creating value in deals and disputes, 2010
  • Columbia University, New York City. Seminar: American Legal System & Legal English, 2008
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