Judith E. Beach


Carolina Privacy Officials Network

Privacy and Regulatory Law Consultant and Chair

Dr. Judith E. Beach is the Senior Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel for Regulatory and Government Affairs, and the Global Chief Privacy Officer for Quintiles, the world's leading biopharmaceutical service provider. With a network of more than 27,000 professionals working in more than 80 countries. Dr. Beach's responsibilities include providing legal counsel to Quintiles' employees and customers on regulatory law, including all aspects of regulatory law, particularly food and drug law.

As Quintiles' global Chief Privacy Officer and Chair of the Council on Data Protection, Quintiles' global internal privacy board, Judy coordinates the monitoring of the company's policies and procedures for protection of personal data around the world. She serves on the company's Privacy Incident Response Team (PIRT), which investigates and manages any privacy / security incidents. In addition, Judith founded and chairs the Carolina Privacy Officials Network (CPON), which is an informal group of privacy officials with North Carolina companies from a broad spectrum of industries. CPON, which is sponsored by Quintiles, serves as a forum for benchmarking and the development of industry standards and best practices and as a vehicle to contribute to public policy on data protection matters on a national and global scale.

Dr. Beach graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. She was an attorney with two Washington, D.C., law firms: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., where she specialized in civil litigation and food, drug, and medical device law, respectively. She is admitted to the State Bars of Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and North Carolina and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Judith received her B.S. degree summa cum laude from Clemson University and her Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from Duke University. She was a Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco, and then a clinical investigator at Walter Reed in Washington, D.C.


Contributions by Judith E. Beach

  • Data Privacy in Life Sciences: Managing Challenges and Leveraging Opportunity
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016