Yalonda Taliss Howze
Yalonda Howze is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Codiak BioSciences. She is also responsible for Codiak’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control organization, which supports Codiak’s Clinical Development, Clinical Operations and CMC functions. 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. 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.