Karin Gregory, JD ’88
Dean's Advisory Council Member
Karin Gregory joined the UNH Law Board of Trustees in 1994, serving at its vice chair from 2000 to 2010. Her career spans more than 25 years in the healthcare field, as a basic scientist, healthcare administrator, lawyer and venture capitalist. She began her career in healthcare in 1980 at MIT, and then at Dana Farber Cancer Institute where she ran a successful start up outpatient department devoted to breast cancer.
In 1988, she shifted to the law, having just completed her studies at UNH Law. She provided legal services to healthcare organizations in private practice as well as in the public sector.
In early 1998, Gregory repositioned her career and joined the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), a state-sponsored venture capital firm located in Boston as an investment professional. In 2002, she co-founded Dover Medical Ventures, L.P., a venture capital fund and eMedicus, Inc., a commercial IRB for the review and monitoring of clinical research studies in the field of oncology.
In 2005, Gregory teamed up with Donald Furman to form Furman Gregory LLC to represent early stage health care and technology companies and to offer business consultation to these companies and other entities, including private equity funds. She represents several Boston-based, life sciences and medical device and other high technology companies. She also serves as in-house general counsel for the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health, along with several for profit clients.
She is involved with numerous New England-based, not-for-profit organizations as an advisor or board member, continues her involvement with the Massachusetts medical device industry and is also working with several organizations in Maine to grow the biotechnology/medical technology industry there. She currently serves as president of the Biosciences Association of Maine, and as chair of the facilities committee of the University of New England Board of Trustees.
In 2012, she received UNH Law’s first Distinguished Alumni Award.