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Yalonda Howze, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Yalonda Howze is Codiak’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and is responsible for leading legal operations for the company.

Ms. Howze brings to Codiak deep legal expertise, with extensive life science industry experience managing transactional and litigation matters, including M&A and joint ventures, patent prosecution, employment and HR, and regulatory, as well as securities law. Prior to Codiak, she was at Mintz Levin, PC, for nearly 13 years, most recently serving as Equity Partner starting in 2014. At Mintz Levin, Ms. Howze served as legal advisor to many top-tier life science companies, including Biogen, Vertex, Bioverative and Perrigo. Prior to Mintz Levin, she was Associate at Nutter, McClennen and Fish, LLP.

Ms. Howze received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, an M. Div. from the Harvard University, School of Divinity and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.