Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel
Candice Decaire is Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel for the Access to Advanced Health Institute ("AAHI") where she works to develop, execute, and sustain AAHI’s strategic initiatives. She advises AAHI on a broad array of legal and transactional issues, strategic growth, and protection of intellectual property. As former outside counsel to numerous biotech and life sciences clients, Candice acquired significant expertise in developing, protecting, and maximizing the value of intellectual property and other proprietary data, including by conducting due diligence, investigating validity and freedom to operate, advising on patent portfolio growth and management, and assessing and mitigating risks of infringement or misappropriation.
She has negotiated numerous company-critical licensing, collaboration, and other agreements and represented her past clients in litigation, appeals, arbitration, ITC investigations, and inter partes review proceedings concerning biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and diverse other technologies. Candice received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review. After graduating magna cum laude and a member of the Order of the Coif, Candice served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo, Senior District Court Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. Candice received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, as an Ada Comstock Scholar, with an emphasis in Art History and Architecture.