Jim Flaherty


Senior Vice President
and General Counsel

Jim Flaherty, our Senior Vice President and General Counsel, joined Rhythm in July 2019 and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters.  Prior to joining us, Jim spent six years at Fresenius Medical Care, a dialysis and renal care company, where he served as VP & Associate General Counsel supporting the Renal Therapies Group pharmaceutical and medical device division, Frenova Renal Research, the Renal Research Institute (RRI), and the FreseniusRx pharmacy. Before that, Jim was with the law firm Foley Hoag in Boston for eleven years, where he advised pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies on a variety of legal issues, including intellectual property, commercial, and regulatory matters, among others.  Before Foley Hoag, Jim began his career with Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Regulatory Affairs Manager at the Codman neurosurgical division. Jim is a registered patent attorney and earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy (RAHP) at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and law degree, summa cum laude, at Suffolk University Law School.