Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Newsom Appoints Ex-Genentech Counsel To Governing Board of Stem Cell Institute
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom yesterday named Stephen Juelsgaard, who teaches at Stanford Law School, to the governing board of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
Juelsgaard is a former executive vice president, secretary and chief compliance officer of Genentech, Inc. He was named to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee that governs the institute, created by the stem cell initiative, Proposition 71.
ICOC members are named by the governor, lieutenant governor, controller, and treasurer, among others, and Juelsgaard—who sits on the board of Ivivi Health Sciences LLC, a private medical device company—fills a seat set aside for a person connected to a California life science commercial entity.
“Stephen’s 24 years of experience in the field of biotechnology make him uniquely qualified to fill this vacancy,” Newsom said in a statement. “His knowledge and experience will be invaluable in helping to advance California’s world-class reputation in regenerative medicine.”
Robert Klein, who chairs the board, hailed the appointment. He said in a release:
“Dr. Stephen Juelsgaard brings an extraordinary background to the Board, particularly focused on the intellectual property and legal issues that confront any therapy in development. As the General Counsel for Genentech, Dr. Juelsgaard was a critical contributor to their development of a broad base of medical therapies that have helped patients throughout the world.”
Juelsgaard joined Genentech in 1985 as corporate counsel and became senior corporate counsel in 1989. In 1992, he became vice president and served as general counsel from 1994 through 2007.
He was also the company’s representative on the board of directors of the California Healthcare Institute from 2005 until 2009. Prior to joining Genentech, Juelsgaard was an associate for three years with the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto.
Juelsgaard received his doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Iowa State University in 1972 and a masters degree in veterinary clinical sciences in 1975 from Iowa State University. In 1982, he received his degree from Stanford Law School.
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