Cynthia M.

Patton

Los Angeles, California

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Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2019


Cynthia Patton serves as general counsel of Verily Life Sciences in Los Angeles. Until July 2020, she was senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Amgen, responsible for its global privacy and compliance organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and was previously a vice president in the Amgen law department with responsibility for commercial legal activities in the US. Prior to that position, she served as the lead commercial lawyer for both the oncology and inflammation business units.


Before joining Amgen, she spent seven years as general counsel of SCAN Health Plan, a California Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Prior to SCAN, Cynthia served as assistant general counsel of UniHealth and as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. She began her legal career at Atlanta-based Alston & Bird in 1986 before moving to Los Angeles to work in law firms specializing in healthcare corporate and securities law.


Cynthia was the chair of the Amgen Foundation. She is currently a board member at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Music Center.  Cynthia is also passionate about education and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wildwood School, Vassar College.  She has previously served as board chair of Watts Healthcare Corporation and Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center.


Cynthia received her BA from Vassar College and her JD from the National Law Center at George Washington University.

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2019


Cynthia Patton serves as general counsel of Verily Life Sciences in Los Angeles. Until July 2020, she was senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Amgen, responsible for its global privacy and compliance organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and was previously a vice president in the Amgen law department with responsibility for commercial legal activities in the US. Prior to that position, she served as the lead commercial lawyer for both the oncology and inflammation business units.


Before joining Amgen, she spent seven years as general counsel of SCAN Health Plan, a California Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Prior to SCAN, Cynthia served as assistant general counsel of UniHealth and as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. She began her legal career at Atlanta-based Alston & Bird in 1986 before moving to Los Angeles to work in law firms specializing in healthcare corporate and securities law.


Cynthia was the chair of the Amgen Foundation. She is currently a board member at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Music Center.  Cynthia is also passionate about education and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wildwood School, Vassar College.  She has previously served as board chair of Watts Healthcare Corporation and Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center.


Cynthia received her BA from Vassar College and her JD from the National Law Center at George Washington University.