VelosBio appoints general counsel
San Diego, California-based VelosBio has hired Paul Bavier as general counsel, heading up all legal and compliance-related functions at the company.
Bavier was until earlier this year general counsel and chief compliance officer at Avedro, now a subsidiary of Glaukos Corporation. In that role he handled all legal, corporate secretary and commercial compliance matters.
Before that, he was general counsel and corporate secretary for several years at Biodel with increasingly senior responsibilities, most recently as general counsel and secretary, chief administrative officer and vice president for corporate development. He spent three years as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at Gerber Scientific, according to his LinkedIn profile, and started his legal career with law firm Ropes & Gray.
VelosBio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing cancer therapies.
‘We are delighted to welcome Paul as our general counsel as we continue to expand and strengthen our executive leadership team,’ VelosBio CEO Dave Johnson says in a statement. ‘Paul brings extensive legal expertise and an impressive industry track record as a business leader supporting biotech companies throughout all stages of growth. He will be invaluable as we advance our pipeline of ROR1-directed therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with cancer.’
Bavier adds: ‘I am honored and excited to join VelosBio at this point of rapid growth as the company executes on its strategy of delivering a pipeline of potentially transformative therapies in oncology.’