We Are /Dovetail

Joining Leadership and Strategy to achieve tangible results.



noun, Carpentry.
1. a tenon broader at its end than at its base; pin.
2. joint formed of one or more such tenons fitting tightly within corresponding mortises.

verb (used with or without object)
3. Carpentry. to join or fit together by means of a dovetail or dovetails.
4. to join or fit together compactly or harmoniously.

We Make Compliance Work.

Joining leadership and strategy to achieve tangible results.

We partner with you to think through strategy, providing pragmatic advisory solutions rooted in real-world experience. Our team of experts and industry veterans understands what matters to our clients getting advice and deliverables that will actually be utilized and create significant value. We've lived it and we've done it, and we're here to support you.

Small Firm. Deep Experience.

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What We Do

Our Unique Approach

Dovetail Consulting Group combines relevant industry experience with consulting discipline and structure. We bring experts to engagements and accept only work to which we can give our full attention. This focused approach enables us to design and implement the right-sized solution for each client's needs.

Areas of Expertise

Services provided to compliance and risk departments in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries include:

  • Long-term functional strategy and vision
  • Annual strategic and operational planning
  • Orgainzation Culture and Change Management
  • Interim staffing and management solutions
  • Board of Director expert services and Board of Director training
  • CIA readiness assessment and remediation
  • Custom program builds for emerging companies
  • Enterprise risk assessments and management solutions
  • Programmatic gap assessment
  • Policy, procedure, and process development
  • Monitoring and auditing strategy, planning, and design
  • Investigation process development
  • Merger and acquisition support: target review, transaction support, and integration assistance
  • Executive communications coaching
  • Fair-market value methodology
  • Corrective Action Plan implementation

Why We Do This

After many years in legal and compliance roles in-house with life sciences companies, we understand the challenges that companies face in balancing business with compliance imperatives. And having worked with a wide range of consultants, we know that most have not managed these challenges, implemented systems, or built programs from the inside. Our experience allows us to offer more thoughtful consulting advice and a stronger range of solutions to problems including policy writing, strategic planning, gap assessments, CIA readiness, and many other areas. We believe that the work we do is important and necessary, and that we do it better than anyone else.

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Compliance Program Strategy, Design, and Development

Dovetail consultants have extensive experience working with life sciences companies, in all stages of maturity, to assess, design, and implement ethics and compliance programs and their respective components. Having built these programs ourselves in-house, we understand the importance and nuances of dialogue with key stakeholders and of building internal support for programmatic changes.

For companies in the earlier stages of commercial readiness or compliance maturity, we work with executives and managers to create and implement solutions that are the right size and take a balanced approach to meet their business needs. We help companies think through:

  • The organizational design of the compliance function
  • Strategic plan development for board, budget, and annual workplan discussions
  • The elements of an effective program, assessing risks and gaps
  • Globalization strategies, including expansion into new markets and scaling existing structures and roles

CIA, Consent Decree, Work Plan, and DPA Assistance

Dovetail experts have assessed, negotiated, and implemented enforcement mechanisms. We understand that satisfying the demands of a government investigation can distract and exhaust the resources of lean compliance departments. We offer support for pre-CIA readiness assessment, work plan and Risk Assessment Management Plan (RAMP) development, vendor evaluation, and remediation efforts compliant with the requirements of the government. Additionally, Dovetail has government IRO and board-expert experience. We help our clients communicate effectively both with directors and with the government to ensure that the company's needs are understood by all involved parties.

Policy and Process Development

With thoughtful governance and control documents in place upstream, companies can mitigate risk and limit the need for distracting downstream investigations and enforcement. Dovetail has deep content and operational expertise that enables us to write, review, and periodically update policy and procedure documents that help our clients comply intelligently with applicable rules and regulations. We also help think through policy library and learning management solutions to ensure that your program is on the leading edge of a constantly evolving industry.

Transactional Support

Compliance departments play a key role in evaluating potential transactions, conducting assessments of target programs during the diligence phase, and analyzing potential risks. Post-acquisition, compliance officers must integrate entities or programs with geographical, cultural, programmatic, or scientific disparities and reconcile policy structures and process flows with different objectives to meet the needs of the merged business. Dovetail has extensive experience supporting proposed deals on the front end and integrating disparate compliance programs post-transaction, and we guide our clients with advice and hands-on support throughout these processes.


With more than 56 years direct experience among us and a vast network of industry connections, Dovetail is uniquely positioned to advise you on the best and most effective strategies and techniques for operationalizing compliance in a complex and evolving regulatory landscape. We conduct targeted benchmarking surveys and projects to address pressing questions clients have regarding their compliance programs and key emerging risk areas. Our vigilant monitoring of evolving legislation and legal action allows us to keep you apprised of major changes in the global compliance space so that you can focus on the important work of bringing innovation to marketing and delivering value for your stakeholders.


Our /Leadership

bringing excellence to the table

Dovetail Consulting Group combines relevant industry experience with consulting discipline and structure. We bring only experts to engagements and accept only work to which we can give our full attention. This focused approach enables us to design and implement the right sized solution for each client's needs.
Jeffrey Rosenbaum


Tara McCarthy


Eric Baim

Managing Director

Julie Graves


our /promise

We state it. We stand by it.

Our promise is to do the work better, more efficiently, and with more knowledge. Our value to your company is built on this fact—With us, what you see is what you get. Your team will work with our top talent, bringing years of industry experience, not a junior staff member. You need a seasoned professional with the know-how to understand the big picture and provide broad general advisory consulting that is so critical to your organization.

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