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Valerie Briggs Solomon

managing counsel in R&D and regulatory affairs for Reynolds American Inc. Services Co.

Valerie Briggs Solomon is managing counsel, R&D and regulatory affairs at Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Services Co.

On Oct. 1, 2019, she will assume the role of vice president and assistant general counsel of regulatory affairs for RAI Services Co. Among other responsibilities, Solomon supports the scientific and regulatory affairs, research and development, and external affairs functions and advises the RAI Group on state, federal and international regulatory compliance. 

Prior to joining the RAI Group in 2010, Solomon was in private practice in Washington, D.C., where she counseled clients in the food, medical device and pharmaceutical industries on various regulatory, litigation, policy and business matters. 

She previously served as vice president for healthcare research at a New York-based investment, advisory and consulting firm. Solomon is a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Tobacco Products Committee and serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

Solomon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law where she graduated cum laude.