Medical technology company Avanos Medical has appointed Moji James as senior vice president and general counsel.

In this role, James will oversee the company’s legal, government relations, and global security functions.

During her more than 25 years practicing law, James has supported the development and commercialization of innovative drugs, biologics, and vaccines. She most recently served as executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer of Tmunity Therapeutics.

Prior to Tmunity, James served as senior vice president and general counsel of Iroko Pharmaceuticals, and she began her life sciences legal career at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now part of Pfizer). Before that, she was a litigator at major law firms including Shearman & Sterling in New York.