Thomas L. James was Appointed as General Counsel at 22nd Century Fox

Date of management change: May 15, 2014 

What Happened?

Clarence, NY-based 22nd Century Group has Appointed Thomas L. James as General Counsel

 

About the Company

22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company whose proprietary technology allows for the levels of nicotine and other nicotinic alkaloids (e.g., nornicotine, anatabine and anabasine) in the tobacco plant to be decreased or increased through genetic engineering and plant breeding. 22nd Century owns or is the exclusive licensee of 116 issued patents in 78 countries plus an additional 42 pending patent applications. Goodrich Tobacco Company, LLC and Hercules Pharmaceuticals, LLC are wholly-owned subsidiaries of 22nd Century. Goodrich Tobacco is focused on commercial tobacco products and potentially less harmful cigarettes. Hercules Pharmaceuticals is focused on X-22, a prescription smoking cessation aid in development.

 

About the Person

Thomas L. James was appointed as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2014.  From February 2001 to May 2014, Mr. James was a Partner and later Of Counsel in the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP, the external legal counsel of our company, during which time Mr. James served as the outside legal and business counsel for our company for more than a decade.  Prior to that time, Mr. James was a Partner in the law firm of Freedman, Levy, Kroll & Simonds in Washington, D.C. Mr. James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.

 

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