Arrowhead Appoints Patrick O’Brien as General Counsel

first_img Arrowhead Research Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has appointed Patrick O’Brien as General Counsel. In this role, Mr. O’Brien will have overall responsibility to manage all of the Company’s legal matters.“Patrick will be an integral part of the Arrowhead management team,” said Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., Arrowhead’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “His twenty year history of representing and advising biopharmaceutical companies from multiple vantage points will be a great asset as we move forward.”Mr. O’Brien comes to Arrowhead from Shire where he served as Group Vice President, Legal in Shire’s Boston office. Prior to that, he was Chief Legal Officer for Shire’s regenerative medicine division. Mr. O’Brien has also served as Assistant General Counsel for Johnson & Johnson and Vice President, Law of its Centocor Ortho-Biotech business unit, Regulatory Counsel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as outside counsel to biopharmaceutical high technology companies while engaged in private practice. He holds B.S. in Pharmacy, Pharm.D., and J.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.About Arrowhead Research CorporationArrowhead Research Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics. The company is leveraging its proprietary Dynamic Polyconjugate delivery platform to develop targeted drugs based on the RNA interference mechanism that efficiently silences disease-causing genes. Arrowhead’s pipeline includes ARC-520 for chronic hepatitis B virus, ARC-AAT for liver disease associated with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and partner-based programs in obesity and oncology.For more information please visit, or follow us on Twitter @ArrowRes. To be added to the Company’s email list and receive news directly, please visit NoticeAs an inducement to entering into employment with the Company, on December 2, 2014, Patrick O’Brien and one other new employee of the Company were awarded “inducement” grants of options and restricted stock units (RSU) under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the NASDAQ Marketplace Rules. The option grants entitle Mr. O’Brien to purchase up to 90,000 shares of common stock and the other employee to purchase up to 30,000 shares of common stock, in each case outside of the Company’s stockholder-approved equity incentive plans at an exercise price per share of $5.22, the last reported closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. Additionally, Mr. O’Brien was awarded 30,000 restricted stock units outside of the Company’s stockholder-approved equity incentive plans. The options vest and become exercisable over a period of four years from the date of grant and the RSUs vest annually in three equal installments. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News People Arrowhead Appoints Patrick O’Brien as General Counsel From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 29, 2014 | 1:24 pm Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img

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