Pliant Therapeutics Appoints Mike Ouimette as General Counsel
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pliant Therapeutics, Inc.. (Nasdaq: PLRX), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, today announced the appointment of Mike Ouimette as general counsel and corporate secretary of the company.
"Mike is an accomplished biotech executive who brings deep legal and regulatory experience, as well as deal making expertise to Pliant," said Bernard Coulie, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Pliant Therapeutics. "He shares our team's passion to advance our lead programs into the clinic and transform the lives of people living with fibrotic diseases."
Mr. Ouimette brings more than 20 years of legal experience to the company, most recently serving as vice president and assistant secretary of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. prior to the acquisition of Portola by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Ouimette also served as senior corporate counsel and assistant secretary of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., prior to the acquisition of Onyx by Amgen Inc. Prior to Onyx, Mr. Ouimette was a partner in the San Francisco office of the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, and other public company and regulatory matters. Mr. Ouimette received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and A.B. from University of California, Davis.
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