Alan Mendelson is the Corporate Counsel for Whole Biome and is a Partner at Latham & Watkins where he represents emerging and public growth companies, primarily in the life sciences industry. He served as the Co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice from 2001 to 2013 and currently is Co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Group. Alan has handled and supervised a variety of major business transactions.
Alan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation and the Board of Advisors for the UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry. Alan previously served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute and the BayBio Board of Directors. He serves as the corporate secretary for many public and private companies. Alan is a member of the UC Innovation Council to advise UC President Janet Napolitano on technology and entrepreneurship initiatives for the UC system. From 2009 to 2011, Alan served as President of the Cal Alumni Association. Previously, Alan served as the President of the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, Inc., as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California and as a member of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School.
Alan serves as a member of the Major Gifts Council for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and as a member of the Board of the American Friends of Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. Alan received his AB from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.