David Beier, JD is a Managing Director of Bay City Capital and has been with the firm since 2013. He is a globally recognized leader in health care policy, pricing, intellectual property, government affairs, regulatory affairs, health care economics, and product commercialization. In addition, having spent two decades as part of the senior management teams for Amgen and Genentech, the two largest biotechnology companies in the world, he contributes invaluable perspective regarding strategy for entrepreneurial biotechs, the needs of potential acquirers, and the global health care industry in general.
Mr. Beier served in the White House as the Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. He has served as an appointee of President Clinton, on the Institute of Medicine panel on the Future of Health and Human Services, and as an advisor to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Mr. Beier was also formerly a partner in international law firm Hogan and Hartson (now Hogan Lovell’s) and was formerly Counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. In addition, he previously served on the study committee of the National Academy of Sciences on genome editing.
He has testified before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission, has written numerous law review articles and technical legal works, is regularly invited to author expert OpEds on health care, and has contributed to books on topics ranging from intellectual property, trade, privacy and justice issues.
Mr. Beier is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Life Science Association, and the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospitals. He currently serves as an appointee of Governor Brown on the California State Government Organization and Economy Commission. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and serves as an adviser to Facebook on health care issues and W2O on communications matters.
He received his JD from Albany Law School at Union University (of which he is currently on the Dean’s Leadership Council) and his undergraduate degree at Colgate University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.