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Richard Lev Named Chief Compliance Officer of Publicis Strategic Solutions Group


LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.—September 8, 2009—Publicis Strategic Solutions Group—a leading provider of multichannel message delivery solutions for the life sciences industry—has announced that Richard S. Lev, JD, has been named Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). Publicis Strategic Solutions Group (PSSG) is a division of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.

In his new role, Lev will oversee the Corporate Compliance Program, which reviews and evaluates all compliance issues and concerns within the organization. Lev reports to Rick Keefer, PSSG President and CEO.

“As CCO, Richard will ensure that the PSSG Board of Directors, management, and all employees are in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, that policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets our Standards of Conduct,” said Keefer. “He will provide guidance to board members and senior management in matters relating to compliance, as well as review and update the Standards of Conduct,” Keefer added.

Lev has more than 19 years experience in U.S. pharmaceutical law and regulation. Most recently, he was Senior Counsel for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., where he was lead counsel for drug commercialization programs in areas such as virology, anemia, diabetes, oncology, and rheumatoid arthritis. He was also compliance counsel for sales, marketing, and medical activities for major FDA-approved drug brands.

Lev served for eight years with the Food and Drug Administration as Regulatory Counsel/Compliance Officer involved in FDA civil and criminal enforcement, compliance, and policy matters. His other experience includes Associate General Counsel with Pharmacia Corp., Senior Counsel with Organon Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and Chief Compliance Officer with Biovail Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Lev holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Union College, and a juris doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.


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About Publicis Strategic Solutions Group
Publicis Strategic Solutions Group (PSSG) aligns four high-performing Publicis message delivery companies—Publicis Selling Solutions, Scientific Voice, Pharmagistics, and Arista Marketing Associates—under one cohesive leadership team. PSSG provides a comprehensive array of multichannel message delivery solutions—from field teams to virtual representatives, and from speaker bureau management to sample compliance. More importantly, PSSG provides the power and intellect to create and implement a flexible, highly customized message delivery mix designed to match any product situation from prelaunch to late life cycle. Websites:,,,

About Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG), a member of Publicis Groupe SA, is one of the largest healthcare communications groups in the world with over 2,700 employees located in 10 countries. Worldwide healthcare services include advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, and medical and scientific affairs. PHCG offers its clients a strategic partnership, a strong focus on ensuring value for their marketing spend, and exceptional performance on their assignments. Website:

About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe (Euronext Paris: FR0000130577) is the world’s fourth largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world’s second largest media counsel and buying group, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. With activities spanning 104 countries on five continents, the Groupe employs approximately 44,000 professionals. The Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of communication services. These include advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks—Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi—and two multi-hub networks—Fallon and 49%-owned Bartle Bogle Hegarty; media consultancy and buying, through two worldwide networks—Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia; interactive and digital marketing, led by Digitas; and Specialized Agencies and Marketing Services (SAMS) offering healthcare communications, corporate and financial communications, public relations, CRM and direct marketing, event communications, sports marketing, and multicultural communications. Website:



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