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Maureen Japha, JD

Director, Regulatory Policy at FasterCures


Maureen Japha is the director for regulatory policy at FasterCures and legal counsel for the Milken Institute. In this role, she is actively involved in FasterCures´ efforts to advance the science of patient input, working with stakeholders to identify and develop tools and resources designed to help stakeholders more effectively integrate patient perspectives into medical product development and regulatory decision-making. Japha also leads FasterCures’ University-Foundation Relations program where she works to build more effective partnerships between patient foundations and universities, through the development and dissemination of best practices. Prior to joining FasterCures, Japha worked as an associate in the law firm of Covington & Burling, LLP in Washington. She has broad experience representing and advising clients on a range of intellectual property and regulatory issues, with a primary focus in the area of Hatch-Waxman litigation. During her time at Covington, Japha also maintained an active pro bono practice, including a six-month rotation at DC’s Children’s Law Center. Japha graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in biology and earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

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