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Jim MacDonald, JD

General Counsel

Jim MacDonald, JD, is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sana Biotechnology.

He was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Juno Therapeutics. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property & Business Development at Xperi Corporation (formerly Tessera Technologies) and led business development, licensing and litigation functions. Jim also served in various leadership roles at two additional publicly traded high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, Jim practiced law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC in Palo Alto, California, and was a research and development engineer at The Procter & Gamble Company.

Jim holds a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School and a BS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.