Yalonda Howze is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Generation Bio. Ms. Howze has deep legal expertise, with extensive life science industry experience managing transactional and litigation matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, patent prosecution, employment and human resources, or HR, and regulatory, as well as securities law. She most recently served as chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Codiak BioSciences. Prior to joining Codiak, she was at Mintz Levin, PC, for more than 13 years, most recently as Equity Partner starting in 2014. At Mintz Levin, PC, Ms. Howze served as legal advisor to many top-tier life science companies. Ms. Howze received a B.A. 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.