Martha Manning has spent over 20 years in the life sciences sector, providing legal advice for development stage and commercial biopharma companies.

Immediately prior to joining Marinus, Ms. Manning was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she helped to develop and execute corporate strategy, managed corporate governance for the Board of Directors, and handled all legal and compliance matters. Before her tenure at Achillion, she was General Counsel for ICeutica Inc. where she was also responsible for all legal matters, including supporting corporate growth through R&D, product and clinical development, and out licensing.

Ms. Manning has held roles that have included Chief Legal Officer for OraPharma, Inc., Vice President and General Counsel for Sandoz, Inc. (Novartis), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Adolor Corporation, and Business and Finance Associate for the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Ms. Manning earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.