• BioUtah Events

  • 2017




    May 11: Life Science Summer Kick-Off Barbecue @ 3:30PM - 5:00PM MST

    Mark your calendars for an afternoon of networking opportunities, a live band, delicious barbecue, fun and giveaways for all! Bring a non-member friend from the life science industry and receive extra opportunities to win! Giveaways supplied by BioUtah member companies- you won't want to miss this!


    Cost: FREE



    May 23: Washington Update @ 11:30AM - 1:00PM MST 
    Sponsored by Michael Best

    Thomas S. Monson Center
    411 East South Temple, SLC, 84111


    BioUtah Members - $25
    Non-members -  $40


    Presenting: Seth Mailhot and Ross Romero


    SETH MAILHOT leads the FDA Regulatory practice at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, and is a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Mailhot has worked on FDA-related matters for over 20 years, starting in various technical and enforcement positions at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Since entering private practice, Mr. Mailhot counsels clients on all aspects of regulation by FDA, as well as related matters regulated by USDA and Department of Health and Human Services (such as the requirements of the National Organic Program, andcompliance with the Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, and the Health Information Technology for Economic andClinical Health Act, or HITECH). Advice spans issues impacting regulated product manufacturers, investors, distributors, retailers, and users (such as device user facilities with an obligation to report adverse events to FDA). Mr. Mailhot’s background in Chemical Engineering and practical experience at FDA provides a unique perspective on the highly technical areas of FDA’s regulatory authority, such as the Design Control requirements for medical device software. He combines his technical knowledge with a practical business approach, and counseling includes drafting and negotiating various types of corporate agreements involving FDA regulated products and services. He is also a licensed Patent Attorney, and has assisted several IP litigation teams on litigation matters involving FDA regulated products. Mr. Mailhot’s experience with FDA included time working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, and he applies this experience to counseling clients on significant enforcement matters.



    ROSS ROMERO served in the Utah House for 2 years before being elected to the Utah Senate.  He served for 6 years in the Utah Senate, concluding his service as the Senate Minority Leader. While in the Senate he served on the Higher Education Appropriations Committee and the Revenue & Tax and Judiciary Standing Committees.  He has been very active in local & national elections and is a political advisor to the Latino Victory Project and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He currently works with the national law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and its affiliated Government Relations entity, Michael Best Strategies, as a Sr. Advisor at the  local, state and National level. Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies he worked for 10 years with Zions Bank assisting local governments.


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    May 25: Junior Achievement of Utah @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM/1:00PM MST (depending on the grade level)

    Come join us - and 100 of Utah’s top business, government, and education leaders - for a mentoring experience you won’t soon forget! We provide all materials and lesson plans and a short training. BONUS: You get to eat school lunch with your students!


    Sign up to Volunteer Today!