Cynthia Patton

General Counsel and Secretary

Tessera Therapeutics

Non-Executive Director


Cynthia Patton serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Tessera. She brings over 2 years of leadership experience in corporate legal affairs in the biotech and healthcare industries.

Before Tessera, Cynthia served as the General Counsel and Secretary at Verily Life Sciences, where she had responsibility for all transactional, employment, IP, governance, litigation, privacy, compliance and government affairs matters. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Amgen, where she was responsible for Amgen’s global privacy, trade compliance and healthcare compliance organizations, including providing oversight of the EH&S, quality, corporate security, regulatory and manufacturing compliance functions. She also served as board chair of the Amgen Foundation. Prior to Amgen, she served as General Counsel of SCAN Health Plan. Cynthia began her career working in law firms specializing in corporate, health and securities law.

Cynthia received her J.D. degree from George Washington University and her B.S. degree from Vassar College. Cynthia currently serves as a board member for Organon, Inc., the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and Vassar College.