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Brett Atkins, JD, PhD

General Counsel

Brett Atkins is the General Counsel of PacBio and has more than fifteen years of corporate legal experience with companies in the life sciences industry. Dr. Atkins is responsible for all legal matters at PacBio and he advises on every aspect of the company’s business, including corporate securities and governance, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, IP transactions, commercial sales and operations, manufacturing and supply arrangements, executive and employee compensation, human resources, compliance and facilities issues. Prior to PacBio, Dr. Atkins served as a senior level corporate attorney at leading publicly traded biotech and pharma companies and, before that, at large international law firms with a focus on the life sciences industry. Dr. Atkins earned a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a BA in Chemistry from Austin College.

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