Rahsaan W. Thompson

Chief Legal Officer, Secretary and Compliance Officer

Mr. Thompson brings more than 25 years of experience as a business leader and attorney in the biotech industry. Mr. Thompson, previously the Chief Legal Officer at Lyell Immunopharma, a publicly traded and clinical-stage biotech corporation, has extensive experience handling corporate governance, clinical studies, intellectual property, licensing arrangements, and litigation, among other responsibilities. His knowledge of financing plans and partnerships as well as regulatory and compliance matters have led to his success throughout his career. Prior to his role at Lyell, he was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Gritstone bio, a publicly traded, clinical-stage biotech company. He previously served as General Counsel at Opiant Pharmaceuticals and Actelion Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thompson worked in General and Corporate Counsel roles at Quarles & Brady, Abraxis Bioscience, McKesson Corporation and Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Thompson serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oakland Museum of California and formerly the American Kidney Fund. He received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.Sc. from Southern Methodist University. He has Bar Admissions in the States of Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania.