Jessie Richardson, J.D., Ph.D.

General Counsel

Dr. Jessie Richardson is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Federation Bio.  In this role, Dr. Richardson is responsible for leading all legal and intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Federation Bio, Dr. Richardson was Vice President of Legal at PACT Pharma where she handled legal and intellectual property matters, including but not limited to building the company’s robust patent portfolio and managing the clinical and regulatory legal matters of the company’s Phase I personalized cell therapy product(s).  Prior to PACT Pharma, Dr. Richardson was senior counsel at Genentech, a member of the Roche group, where she managed legal functions around the company’s worldwide oncology and immunology biologics portfolios, from preclinical research through commercial products. 

Dr. Richardson began her career at the law firms of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and Jones Day, after earning a Juris Doctorate at University of California, Davis, School of Law, a Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology/Biophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from the University of Chicago.