Titan Spine has appointed of Ragan E Cheney as vice president of the General Counsel. Cheney’s main responsibility will be to protect Titan Spine’s legal interests and, importantly, to ensure that the company’s intellectual property portfolio and proprietary scientific data are fully defended, as well as corporate compliance initiatives.
Peter Ullrich, chief executive officer of Titan Spine, comments, “Titan is at a point in its evolution where it is necessary to employ someone of Ragan’s calibre. One of Ragan’s responsibilities will be to defend the integrity of our science and the intellectual property behind it.”
Ragan Cheney, Titan Spine Vice President, General Counsel, adds, “The validated science and patented surface technology behind Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton line of spinal fusion implants is vast and deep. I look forward to working closely with the team to ensure these assets remain protected and secure.”
Cheney brings experience in defence litigation, risk avoidance and in recruiting and retaining key employees. Prior to joining Titan Spine’s leadership team, Cheney worked as a judicial law clerk and a litigation associate in Pennsylvania, USA. More recently, she has worked since 2007 as vice president, in-house senior legal consultant, with Associated Financial Group–a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated Bank. She has more than 20 years of experience working with public and private employers on a range of compliance issues, ranging from human resources and employee benefit compliance issues to the Affordable Care Act. Cheney is a published author and speaker on topics ranging from employee benefit and HR compliance issues, to recruitment and leadership best practices. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Associated Financial Group Lombardi Award for “Mentor of the Year” (2013 and 2014).
Cheney is licensed to practice law in the US states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She graduated from West Virginia University College of Law, with honours (Order of the Barristers), and received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from West Virginia University (both (Morgantown, USA).