Alan C. Mendelson, J.D., General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Mendelson is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins LLP, a major global law firm, and is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Group. He joined Latham in May 2000. Mr. Mendelson received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969 and his J.D. degree from Harvard University in 1973. His practice has been primarily targeted toward the representation of emerging and public growth companies, with strong emphasis on companies in the life sciences industries. He served as Amgen’s Secretary and Acting General Counsel and as counsel to its board of directors from 1980 to 2006. Mr. Mendelson currently serves as principal outside or general counsel to numerous emerging and public companies, including Intuitive Surgical, Kythera Pharmaceuticals, Corcept Therapeutics, Prothena, Sarepta Therapeutics, Sorbent Therapeutics, Coherus BioSciences, miRNA Therapeutics, Ardelyx, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals and Ultera. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation and The Scripps Research Institute.  He previously served as President of the Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors, a University of California Alumni Regents and as a member of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School.