LEESBURG, Va., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced today the addition of Tom O'Grady to the company's leadership team. Mr. O'Grady will serve as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. He brings more than 30 years of corporate and transactional law experience to his role as General Counsel. In the Corporate Development role, Mr. O'Grady will be structuring business relationships between RxAlly and the companies and businesses that RxAlly will be working with as it continues to align pharmacies and pharmacists, the patients they serve, and the payer community.
Mr. O'Grady joins RxAlly from McGuireWoods LLP where he focused on transactional law for health care and other technology enabled companies. Mr. O'Grady's experience included mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing, as well as a variety of licensing, intellectual property and outsourcing transactions in his 26 years with the firm. Prior to joining McGuireWoods LLP, he practiced in South Africa, where he became a partner in Bowman Gilfillan - one of South Africa's largest law firms. He then spent a year at Shearman & Sterling, a Wall Street law firm, before joining McGuireWoods LLP in 1985. Mr. O'Grady taught a course in strategic alliances in a graduate program as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, University College, from 1991-1995.
Mr. O'Grady was recognized as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business in 2010 and named a Washington, D.C. and Virginia "Super Lawyer" in 2007.
"RxAlly is adding an invaluable asset in Tom O'Grady," said Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "His work in helping to establish RxAlly as our external General Counsel was invaluable. His experience in structuring transactions to achieve aligned business goals is going to be important to us at RxAlly as we focus on how America's pharmacies will deliver better health to patients, aligning the interests of patients, payers and providers."
"I am excited to continue working with the brilliant people leading this forward-thinking and revolutionary company," stated Tom, O'Grady, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the RxAlly team in an internal capacity and pursue our mission of aligning the components of the health care team to better serve patients."
RxAlly is a performance network of aligned pharmacies, united to help patients achieve better health through personalized pharmacist care while reducing costs. The company was developed to provide a new solution to the critical issues of providing additional access to care and ensuring effective health care spending at a time when prescription medicine misuse is associated with $290 billion in annual costs.
With more than 22,000 member pharmacies nationwide, RxAlly has brought together the largest national network of pharmacies to improve health and lower costs. The RxAlly Performance Network of community pharmacies aims to improve health through personalized pharmacist care, clinical research and evidence-based clinical practices, and an interoperable technology platform. By advancing the role of pharmacists, RxAlly is facilitating new solutions as it leads an innovative approach to health care that aligns the interests of patients, pharmacists and payers. For more information, please visit us at: www.RxAlly.com, http://www.rxally.com/on Facebook or Twitter.