Scott A. Samuels, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Scott A. Samuels, Esq. has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since 2023
Prior to joining Geron, Mr. Samuels served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Prilenia Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company focused on novel therapeutics to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders. Before that, he served as the General Counsel of BeiGene, where he built a large, global legal and compliance team, oversaw launches of three internally developed drug products in the U.S., Europe and China and development of a global healthcare compliance program, and led key strategic transactions with Amgen, Novartis and Celgene (Bristol Myers Squibb).
Prior to BeiGene, Mr. Samuels was assistant general counsel and then acting general counsel at ARIAD, where he managed the company’s legal affairs, including SEC compliance and corporate governance and key licensing and distribution agreements prior to ARIAD’s acquisition by Takeda. Mr. Samuels also practiced for 17 years in the corporate and life sciences practices at Mintz Levin, a highly regarded national law firm. Mr. Samuels received his B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.