MATTHEW J. MEYER
Chief Client Corporate Development Advisor
Matthew J. Meyer is chief client corporate development advisor in the life sciences practice of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Based in San Francisco, Matthew leads the firm's life science business advisory practice—a newly formed, innovative resource aimed at providing start-up and emerging life sciences companies with business insights, capabilities, and strategies to help them thrive and address some of their most challenging issues.
Matthew is an experienced executive and attorney who has held diverse roles of increasing responsibility across a wide range of private and public biopharma, medtech, and precision medicine companies from start-ups to Fortune 50 in the U.S. and Europe, including Pfizer, Novartis, and CareDx. His leadership capabilities include delivery of strong commercial results, structuring and executing partnering transactions across the product life cycle, raising debt and equity capital in the private and public markets, and working with founders, management teams, and boards to address complex business issues to support rapid growth.
Prior to joining WSGR, Matthew was managing director of Allwell Life Science Advisors, a boutique life science advisory firm focused on biotech start-ups and emerging growth companies. Previously, he was senior vice president of corporate development at Counsyl, a venture and private equity-backed personalized medicine company that was acquired by Myriad Genetics in 2018.EDUCATION:
- J.D., Villanova University School of Law
- B.A., Government, Cornell University
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- State Bar of New York
- State Bar of Pennsylvania
- Not admitted in California