As General Counsel, Ms. Taylor leads our legal functions, from strategic transactions to the protection, enforcement and strategic monetization of our intellectual property assets. She is a registered patent attorney with decades of business law and litigation experience. Ms. Taylor was previously a partner in several major law firms, most recently DLA Piper, where she co-chaired the firm’s global medical device practice. She has also served as senior assistant general counsel at BTG International, a life sciences product company. In the late 1990s, Ms. Taylor co-founded Endicor Medical, an interventional cardiology device company which was later acquired by Medtronic. Ms. Taylor holds degrees in biological sciences and chemistry from California Polytechnic State University and is registered to practice law in Washington and California.