Brian R. Adams
SVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Mr. Adams joined Keryx in 2014, bringing significant legal and business management experience within the pharmaceutical industry to the Company. As Keryx’s General Counsel, he oversees all legal, compliance and intellectual property matters. He also holds responsibility for the core function, information technology.
Mr. Adams joined the Company from Algeta ASA, where he served as its General Counsel, with oversight of all global legal matters, corporate governance, alliance management and strategic transactions, including the highly successful launch of of Xofigo® in prostate cancer, resulting in a $2.9B acquisition bid for Algeta by Bayer AG. Prior to joining Algeta in 2012, Mr. Adams spent six years as an in-house counsel for Genzyme Corporation and AVEO Oncology.
Throughout his career, Mr. Adams has provided domestic and international legal support for product development, operations, commercialization, securities, healthcare compliance and licensing/M&A transactions. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Adams practiced in the Boston office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he advised private equity sponsors, biotech and other emerging technology companies on a broad range of corporate matters and financing transactions. Mr. Adams received a BA from Harvard University and a law degree (JD) from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.