TELA Bio Appoints D. Taylor Ocasio as General Counsel


MALVERN, PA — TELA Bio, Inc.(NASDAQ: TELA) announced the hiring this week of D. Taylor Ocasio as the Company’s new General Counsel (GC). As GC, Mr. Ocasio will lead the Company’s legal and governance efforts.

Mr. Ocasio joins TELA with nearly ten years of corporate legal operations and healthcare industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Ocasio served as Deputy General Counsel of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company, where he helped lead the legal functions and compliance programs. Prior to that, Mr. Ocasio served as Assistant General Counsel of Catalent Pharma Solutions, a global provider of biopharma, cell, gene, and consumer health products, supporting its Biologics, Gene and Cell therapy business unit. Mr. Ocasio also held Associate and Senior Associate positions with Pepper Hamilton LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP in their Health Science and Corporate Securities practices. Mr. Ocasio received a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

“I am tremendously pleased to have Taylor on the TELA Bio team. He brings a rich breadth of knowledge and experience to the role and will be a valuable addition to the Company,” said Antony Koblish, president and CEO of TELA Bio. “His extensive knowledge of life sciences and corporate securities will be an asset to TELA as we continue to grow an exceptionally strong team.”

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