Senior Advisor, MRCT Center

Partner, Ropes & Gray

David Peloquin practices law at Ropes & Gray LLP where he is a member of the firm’s health care group. He focuses his practice on advising academic medical centers, life sciences companies, and information technology companies on issues related to human subjects research and data privacy.  He frequently writes and speaks on topics related to each of these areas and is a regular presenter at conferences and webinars of the American Health Law Association, the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and central and institution-specific institutional review boards.  Outside of his law practice, David served until recently as a community member of the Institutional Review Board at Mass General Brigham in Boston.  In recent years, David has spent considerable time advising clients on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including with respect to modifications to clinical research, implementation of telehealth technologies, and development and implementation of clinical diagnostic testing programs.

David has worked with MRCT Center since 2013.  He has contributed to projects on data sharing, the return of research results to clinical trial subjects, and the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on research.  He has presented at the MRCT Center’s Research, Regulatory, and Development Roundtable (R3) on topics including GDPR, secondary uses of health data for clinical trial recruitment purposes, legal and ethical issues that arise when a company or institution uses its own employees or students as research participants, and decentralized clinical trials.

David received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College, his law degree from the Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Diana E. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  Before attending law school, David worked as a project manager for Epic Systems, a manufacturer of electronic medical records.