Jenny Sheaff, Pa.C.P.

Certification, Education and Memberships



Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal


B.S., Legal Studies, Saint Joseph’s University, PA, 1999

Paralegal Certificate, Saint Joseph’s University, PA, 1997

Memberships National Federation of Paralegal Associations

Montgomery County Paralegal Association


Senior Paralegal with proven contract administration, project oversight, contract negotiation, document management and overall office management and client relation skills in the following areas of law: 

Healthcare/Pharmaceutical …Corporate…Licensing…Contracts…Entertainment...Banking

Real Estate …Wills & Estates… Finance… Immigration

Work History

Work History
Dec 2011 - Present

Global Agreements Specialist

ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc./Merck Sharp & Dohme, Inc.

Responsible for the development and analysis of contractual relationships which includes but is not limited to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing contracts and grants related to clinical trials. Assists in and/or directs the development of scope of work and analysis of terms and conditions.

  • Responsible for drafting, negotiating, and finalizing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs) with sites as they relate to various clinical projects
  • Draft investigator grants according to sponsor’s grant pricing guidelines, and based on adequate scope of work, clinical trial protocol and other clinical trial information. Utilize grant development databases.
  • Establish Master Service Agreements and standardized budget templates with frequently used sites.
  • Determine potential needs for contract amendments and manage amendment execution
  • Analyze clinical trial agreements and identify areas of concern and/or contention prior to obtaining formal legal counsel advice
  • Assure that contractual terms and provisions are in compliance with sponsor’s process, systems, and strategies.
May 2008 - Dec 2011

Investigator Contracts Administrator

ICON Clinical Research, Inc.

Work directly with Pharmaceutical Companies in the coordination and development of contracts, negotiating service rates, and tracking compliance for ontological clinical trials throughout the United States. Manage communications with Project Management, Investigative site personnel, legal office, and sponsors. Negotiate with sites and sponsors of Clinical Investigator Agreements for the effective deployment and launch of clinical trials.

Legal/Finance Assistant

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance. Prepare and file state-specific applications for new and renewal of state qualifications for both Foreign and Domestic entities. Review contracts, research regulations, draft responses to state inquiries, and maintain document files. Facilitate application process by working with company officials, outside counsel, and state regulators throughout the United States and Europe.

Jan 2008 - May 2008


Lentz, Cantor & Massey

Reported to the Senior Partner.  Prepared and filed state-specific business formation applications. Drafted and filed Federal Employment Identification Number applications. Prepared and filed Deeds and Wills under the direction of the Wills & Estates Corporate Attorney. Drafted and filed Liquor Licenses’ renewal with state specific Liquor Control Board

May 2007 - Dec 2007



Reported directly to the General Counsel. Prepared and filed state-specific applications for passport renewals. Drafted and filed Visa applications for both domestic and international employees to enable international travel. Worked with international employees and outside counsel to facilitate the processing of immigration paperwork to enable overseas employees to work in the United States on a temporary basis. Worked with outside counsel and SouthCo, Inc., engineers to coordinate the processing of documents required to file Patent Applications on behalf of SouthCo, Inc. 

Oct 2005 - Jan 2007


Stradley, Ronon, Stevens, & Young, LLP

Oversaw functions in corporate housekeeping for 15 attorneys, including entity formations of LLCs, LPs, foreign qualifications, dissolutions, drafted consents, minutes, obtained Good Standing Certificates, maintained corporate minute books, stock ledgers and other corporate records, and attending to share transfers. Prepared and filed UCC financing statements, subsequent UCC filings, and Lien searches. Handled Intellectual Property duties including filing Trademarks Assignments and researching Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights along with filing of Mortgages for Real Estate Department.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005


Merck and Company

Updated case management system with new cases and status information. Reviewed medical records and complaints. Drafted adverse event reports for internal submission to Worldwide Product Safety (reporting directly to FDA). Composed attorney letter to claimants requesting medical records. Assisted counsel with major pharmaceutical litigation in Regulatory and Product Liability Department.

Aug 2004 - Feb 2005


Binswanger Management Corporation

Completed Alliance Agreements for International Partners. Prepared corporate resolutions and maintained corporate minute books for 30 corporations. Filed corporate dissolutions, formations, and annual reports as required for 30 corporations. 

Mar 2004 - Jun 2004


Glaxo Smith Kline Corporation

Conducted investigations and interviews of corporate employees. Coordinated review and collection of relevant documents, document production, and return of documents. 

Jan 2000 - Oct 2003


Aramark Corporation

Prepared and filed state-specific applications for new and renewal licenses. Used ACT to design and maintain regulatory compliance calendar. Determined client needs, reviewed contracts, and researched regulations. Prepared affidavits, drafted responses to state inquiries, and maintained document files. Facilitated application process by working with clients, company officials, outside counsel, and state regulators. Supervised efforts of Legal Assistant and temporary clerical staff.

Jun 1996 - Sep 1999


Advanta Auto Finance Corporation

Completed Loan Purchase Agreements and related documents. Prepared and filed state Lending License applications and renewals, including UCC Financing Statements and subsequent UCC filings. Performed due diligence of files and interfaced with Regulatory Authorities during audits. Assisted in surrender of licenses during company closing.




St. Josephs University
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Paralegal Certificate

St. Josephs University


May 2010 - May 2014

Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal

Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations