Michael Warner, JD, PhD

Dr. Warner has served as our General Counsel since July 2020. Prior to that time, he served as our Acting General Counsel since June 2016. He has previously held the positions of Assistant General Counsel and Legal Site Head for Pfizer’s Rinat subsidiary, and was lead counsel to Pfizer’s Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences divisions. In addition, Dr. Warner is a registered patent attorney and formerly was the head of Pfizer’s St. Louis patent department. He has been the lead attorney for numerous successful outlicensing projects including Pfizer’s spin-off of RaQualia Pharma (Japan), and he has more than 35 years of experience as an attorney and a researcher in the life sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Indiana University, J.D. from St. Louis University, and B.S. with honors in chemistry at Centenary College of Louisiana.