Horace Nalle serves as Principal at Oriole Animal Health, LLC.
Oriole provides business and transactional advice to companies and investors in the field of animal health. Oriole operates in some cases as a consultant and, in other cases, as an equity partner.
Previously, as Vice President of Merial's Legal, Communications, and Public Affairs department, Horace Nalle supervised employees on five continents; handled regulatory matters to ensure compliance with mandates set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency; and oversaw a number of patents and trademarks. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Horace Nalle also sat on the board of Scynexis, Inc., a contract research organization and biotechnology company in North Carolina.Before embarking on his career, Horace Nalle studied at two Ivy League institutions. He first enrolled in Harvard College, where he undertook coursework in government before graduating with his Bachelor of Arts in 1978. The following year, he entered the University of Pennsylvania Law School for his Juris Doctor. With his education complete, Nalle joined the Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he engaged in difficult securities litigation and matters involving corporate control.Following his time at Drinker Biddle & Reath, Nalle held several positions with Merck & Co., Inc. Among other achievements, he penned “A Medical/Legal Reference Manual,” a proprietary firm publication that outlined ways of complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines regarding promotional materials and advertisements. Aside from overseeing legal concerns with Merial, he headed its subsidiary Hubbard LLC. He also acted as Head of Merial Blue Sky Research in 2008 and oversaw regulatory affairs, taxes, and mergers and acquisitions for Merial Limited.