David Beier, JD

Nonresident Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Managing Director, Bay City Capital

David Beier, JD's Bio

David Beier, JD, is a managing director of Bay City Capital and a globally recognized leader in healthcare policy, pricing, intellectual property, government affairs, regulatory affairs, healthcare economics and product commercialization. Having spent two decades on senior management teams at Amgen and Genentech — among the world's largest biotech companies — he contributes invaluable perspective to strategy for entrepreneurial biotech companies, needs of potential acquirers and the global healthcare industry.

Beier has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Federal Trade Commission, has written numerous law-review articles and technical legal works, is regularly invited to author expert op-eds on healthcare, and has contributed to books on topics ranging from intellectual property and trade to privacy and justice issues. Governor Jerry Brown appointed him to the Commission on California State Government Organization and the Economy. He is a fellow of the Center for Global Enterprise and an adjunct lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

During the Clinton administration, Beier served as chief domestic policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore. He was a Clinton appointee on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Health and Human Services panel, and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a former partner at international law firm Hogan & Hartson and was counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

Beier received a JD from Albany Law School and an undergraduate degree from Colgate University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.

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