Rebecca Dufur

Associate - Boston

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Rebecca Dufur is an associate in Foley Hoag’s Business Department. Her practice focuses on life sciences licensing and other strategic alliances. Rebecca has extensive experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating confidentiality, material transfer, licenses, supply and manufacturing, clinical trial, research collaboration, services, quality and development agreements.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Rebecca was an in-house counsel at GE Healthcare, providing legal advice on R&D and commercial transactions. She also spent years working on a high volume of research agreements for several Boston-area hospitals including Boston Medical Center and Partners HealthCare (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and McLean Hospital). 


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Sage Graduate School, M.A.
  • Siena College, B.A.



  • Kasen, S., Cohen, P., Berenson, K., Chen, H., & Dufur, R., Dual work and family roles and depressive symptoms in two birth cohorts of women. Social Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40: 300-307, (2005)
  • Chen, H., Cohen, P., Kasen, S., Gordon, K., Dufur, R., & Smailes, E., Construction and validation of a quality of life instrument for young adults. Quality of Life Research, 1-13, (2003)  


  • Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP), Boston, MA
  • Boston Cares, Boston, MA
  • "The Importance of Quality of Work Life for Life Satisfaction," American Psychological Association National Convention, Washington, D.C., August 2000
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