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arman nadershahi, general counsel of lykos
Executive Committee

Arman Nadershahi

General Counsel

Arman is a seasoned legal executive who has served various life science companies ranging from early-stage startups to multinational biopharma companies. He has extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations and their public benefit corporate subsidiaries.

Arman’s experience spans corporate law, FDA law, securities law, employment law, intellectual property law, M&A law, and healthcare risk management and compliance. Arman has established and led numerous legal and cross-functional teams. He has played a key role in business financing strategies, product research and development, FDA approvals, market access, commercialization, numerous acquisitions and divestitures, and initial public offerings.

Previously, Arman served as Associate General Counsel at Gyroscope Therapeutics, a gene therapy and medical device company acquired by Novartis. Prior to Gyroscope, Arman served as the Head of Legal at the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (AMI-USC). At AMI-USC, he led the legal function of a $200M life science incubator, as well as the formation, financing, and successful exits of numerous medical device startup companies. Earlier in his career, Arman practiced intellectual property law at Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, where he focused on patent prosecution, licensing, and intellectual property litigation in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Additionally, Arman co-founded and served as General Counsel and Chairman of Global Brigades, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization focused on global health and holistic community development. He also teaches biotechnology law at University of Southern California in his spare time.

Arman graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Zoology and English. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, a Master’s in Biological Science from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Regulatory Science from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and an LLM in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law Center. He is a registered patent attorney, holds US and EU regulatory affairs certifications, and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Arman enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.