Chester Schwartz, a former director of SAP North America’s contracting practice, has joined Clarkston Consulting’s Life Sciences practice.

Schwartz, who has more than 25 years in contract management, will work with pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients, the company said. Among the problems he will deal with is drug pricing regulation.

“The risk of non-compliance is too great for companies not to take actionable steps to ensure that government requirements are met,” Schwartz said in a statement. “It is our job to help clients successfully navigate these perilous waters.”

Schwartz also was a co-founder of IDS, a pharmaceutical contracting software system.