Dana Shelton, JD
Senior Counsel

What inspired you to join Contracts Associates?

“When I relocated to Ohio in 2015 for family reasons, I wanted to continue my chosen career as a life sciences attorney. Joining Contracts Associates gave me that opportunity, and I love working (virtually) alongside my fellow attorneys to help deliver the best possible results for our clients.”

What motivates you in your work?

“I’ve worked in-house for a variety of pharmaceutical companies across several states. Working with Contracts Associates, I’m able to leverage my extensive industry experience to help many more bio-pharma companies achieve their goals, and that’s really exciting. Being part of this team of brilliant attorneys and working hard for our clients is, so far, the most rewarding phase of my career.”

Dana Shelton has over nine years in-house experience in pharmaceutical contract law. She began her career as an associate at Manos, Martin, Pergram & Dietz Co., LPA, after earning her J.D. from Ohio’s Case Western University School of Law in 2000. Before joining Contracts Associates in 2015, she held senior positions at Tap Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., and Targacept, Inc.