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Ed Yoshida, JD

General Counsel and Director, Legal Affairs

Ed Yoshida, JD, is general counsel at PATH and manages the Legal Affairs department. During his tenure at PATH, Mr. Yoshida has provided legal counsel and support to our Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, Diagnostics Program, transactions originating in PATH’s country offices, and projects in other PATH programs. Mr. Yoshida is also director of commercialization for our Drug Development Program.

Mr. Yoshida has more than 30 years of legal experience in the life sciences sector. Prior to joining PATH in 2012, he spent about 10 years with Merck & Co., Inc., where he was a managing counsel. Mr. Yoshida has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting intellectual property and technology licensing agreements, clinical trial agreements, and research collaboration agreements, and in providing practical legal counsel. He has also been involved in taking two biotech companies public.

Mr. Yoshida has a BSME from the University of Washington and a JD from the University of San Francisco.