Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Andrea Paul as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule therapeutics targeting fundamental biological pathways of cancers, today announced the appointment of Andrea Paul, J.D., as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective August 1, 2022. Ms. Paul brings several years of legal leadership experience in the healthcare industry to Zentalis.
“I am delighted to welcome Andrea to our team. Her extensive expertise in managing complex legal and compliance matters will offer invaluable perspective as we drive forward our clinical plans. I am confident that she will excel in her role of leading our legal division to achieve our near- and long-term milestones,” commented Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to Zentalis, Ms. Paul has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc., where she has led the company’s legal team as a key strategic legal partner in finance, business development and contractual decision-making matters. Previously, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., culminating in the role of Vice President, Legal. While at Akebia, Ms. Paul was a key strategic legal partner in the company's merger with Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. as well as in the company's financing and business development transactions. Prior to Akebia, she served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She began her legal career working as an associate at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and Sullivan and Cromwell LLP. Ms. Paul currently chairs the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Art History from Columbia University.
“I am thrilled to join Zentalis as its General Counsel and support the team’s purpose-driven mission to develop small molecule therapeutics for difficult-to-treat cancers,” said Ms. Paul. “I look forward to working closely with the team and implementing processes to help the Company achieve its corporate and clinical goals.”
About Zentalis Pharmaceuticals
Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule therapeutics targeting fundamental biological pathways of cancers. The Company is developing a broad pipeline of potentially best-in-class oncology candidates, all internally discovered, which include ZN-c3, a Wee1 inhibitor for advanced solid tumors, ZN-d5, a BCL-2 inhibitor for hematologic malignancies and related disorders, ZN-c5, an oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) for ER+/HER2- breast cancer, ZN-e4, an EGFR inhibitor for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and a heterobifunctional degrader of BCL-xL for solid and hematological malignancies. The Company has licensed ZN-c3, ZN-d5 and ZN-c5 to its joint venture, Zentera Therapeutics, to develop and commercialize these candidates in China. Zentalis has operations in both New York and San Diego.
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