Daniel Laster is our general counsel and vice president of Business and Research Affairs. Photo: PATH/Mike Wang.
General Counsel and Vice President, Business and Research Affairs
Daniel Laster, JD, is responsible for directing PATH's legal affairs, providing strategic legal counsel to PATH locally and internationally, and providing strategy support for PATH commercialization activities. Mr. Laster has extensive expertise in intellectual property law. Currently, he is an affiliate professor of law for the University of Washington and a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters.
Before joining PATH, Mr. Laster was an associate professor of law for the University of Washington and acted as an intellectual property expert witness as well as provided independent counsel to various Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Laster’s career also includes serving as associate general counsel for the Microsoft Corporation and working in private practice at the law firms of Stokes Lawrence and Perkins Coie.
Mr. Laster has served on the boards of the YMCA Metrocenter of Seattle, ACLU of Washington, and the Digital Learning Commons. He received his BA in economics from Penn State University and his JD from University of Michigan School of Law; he was a visiting student at Harvard Law School.