People: Adverum Biotechnologies Inc (ADVM.OQ)
14 Jul 2020
Mr. Peter Soparkar J.D. serves as Chief legal officer of the Company. Mr. Soparkar has over 15 years of legal experience, including corporate development, corporate governance, legal, regulatory, commercial, and public compliance activities, for biotechnology companies as well as at a leading international law firm. Prior to joining Adverum, Mr. Soparkar was chief legal officer and head of human resources at Counsyl, Inc., a privately held genetic diagnostics company, where he also served as corporate secretary and head of compliance. He was instrumental in negotiating and executing the sale of Counsyl to Myriad Genetics in 2018. From 2006 - 2016, Mr. Soparkar was at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he led the legal team's support of company operations and other business matters, including delivering on numerous debt and equity financings and four landmark transactions which included the launched tender-offer of Celator, the acquisitions of Italy-based Gentium, UK based EUSA Pharma, and the acquisition of and inversion into Ireland-based Azur Pharma. Prior to Jazz, Mr. Soparkar worked at Latham & Watkins in London and San Francisco, with a practice spanning international and domestic markets, as well as private and public transactions. He received a J.D. from New York University and a B.A. in economics and politics from Oberlin College.
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