• Emory University, B.A. biology and sociology
  • Mercer University School of Pharmacy, Pharm.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors


  • Admitted in Maryland and Utah Only
  • Practicing under the Supervision of D.C. Bar Members

Professional Experience

  • MYLAN, N.V.
    Vice President, Global IP Strategy, August 2013–December 2015
  • Actavis, Inc.
    Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, March 2011–August 2013
    Intellectual Property Counsel, September 2004–March 2011
    Associate Director, Intellectual Property, August 2002–September 2004 
  • Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Inc.
    Program Director, Formulation, June 2001–June 2002 
  • Clinical Pharmacist
    January 1994–January 1999 
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
    Drug Information Resident, August 1993–January 1994

Kent M. Walker, Pharm.D.

Senior Counsel

Kent Walker has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology related industries as a pharmacist, researcher, and attorney. His extensive experience as in-house counsel at major pharmaceutical companies gives him the ability to blend a technical and legal focus with an eye to achieving optimal commercial outcomes in his counseling. He is known for his ability to analyze issues thoroughly and guiding clients to a strategy that will set them up for success.

Kent focuses his practice on helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies develop products and bring them to market through counseling and litigation. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Kent spent over 15 years as senior counsel at Actavis, Plc and Vice President of Global IP Strategy at Mylan, where he developed and managed litigation of hundreds of pharmaceutical and biosimilar products and was responsible for implementing strategies that are widely used throughout the industry today.

In addition to his primary focus, Kent has represented clients, including software companies and famous athletes, on a broad array of matters including licensing, brand protection, and commercial disputes.


Admitted to practice: Maryland, Utah, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Supreme Court of the United States, Utah Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Maryland Court of Appeals

Admitted in Maryland and Utah Only. Practicing under the Supervision of D.C. Bar Members.

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