Abiomed Senior Counsel David Mahoney Appointed to NELF Massachusetts Advisory Council

Abiomed Senior Counsel David Mahoney Appointed to NELF Massachusetts Advisory Council 

March 12, 2024

David Mahoney

BOSTON – The New England Legal Foundation (NELF –, the leading legal advocate for free enterprise and innovation in the region, has appointed David Mahoney to its Massachusetts Advisory Council.

David Mahoney serves as Senior Corporate Counsel at Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech.  In this role, he provides legal support for the clinical trial, medical and regulatory affairs teams. Previously, Mahoney held the position of Senior Corporate Counsel at Indigo Ag as well as U.S. General Counsel for Lion Bioscience (later renamed Sygnis Pharma) and U.S. General Counsel for Febit, an international biotechnology and scientific device company.  His professional experience has also included serving as legal counsel for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Office of the General Counsel.

As an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Mahoney teaches courses covering laws and regulations governing food, drugs and medical devices as well as intellectual property. He was a contributing author for content addressing legal protection of information and personal data in the book, Building the Future of Food Safety Technology, Blockchain and Beyond.

David holds a Juris Doctor, with distinction, from Suffolk University Law School concentrating in Health and Biomedical Law and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

NELF Advisory Councils play a crucial role in shaping the Foundation’s stances on public policy issues affecting the innovation economy and free enterprise. The Advisory Councils also host guest speakers at locations convenient to members in each state.

NELF President Dan Winslow extended congratulations to Mahoney on his appointment, emphasizing, “Our Advisory Councils serve a vital role in our organization. We depend on their advice and recommendations to propel our mission of promoting economic liberty and inclusive growth. We are grateful to have David’s leadership in the upcoming years.”




About the New England Legal Foundation: Founded in 1977, the New England Legal Foundation (NELF – is the leading non-partisan, non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to economic liberty. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion free enterprise, property rights, limited government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. We believe that free enterprise is a foundational value of a democratic society and the best opportunity for people to lift themselves to prosperity.





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