David serves as in-house general counsel. He was previously with Thoratec, a global leader in medical technology to address advanced stage heart failure, as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (since May 2003) and Senior Vice President (since 2007) prior to Thoratec’s sale to St. Jude Medical in 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Counsel at Brigade Corporation, a business process outsourcing company, and previously held positions in the legal departments of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a life science research and clinical diagnostics company, and Mitsubishi International Corporation, a Japanese trading company, in their New York and Tokyo offices. He began his career as an associate attorney at the law firm of Hall, Dickler, Kent, Friedman & Wood in New York. David holds a B.A. in political science from The University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from Cornell University Law School.