Bob Michitarian

Bob Michitarian’s unique practice focuses on the intersection of technology and healthcare. He has over two decades of legal and industry experience advising companies in medtech, biopharma, medical device / SaMD (software-as-a-medical device), SaaS, enterprise software, and big data. Bob guides entrepreneurs in developing innovative products and processing highly sensitive data, and regularly handles a broad range of corporate and commercial legal matters, including helping companies go public, structuring strategic partnerships, expanding pipelines, accelerating sales, entering new verticals and international markets, and managing the intense challenges of competing in fast-moving and heavily regulated industries.

Bob grew up at Lake Tahoe and enjoys outdoor sports, dog training, and home renovation.

Key Experience

  • Chief Legal Officer, BrightInsight
  • Chief Legal Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Declara
  • Chief Legal Officer, CoTherix
  • Chief Counsel—Business Development, Affymetrix
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
    • Editor, Law Review
  • Stanford University, B.A.

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Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Association of Corporate Counsel

Licensing Executives Society

Honors & Awards

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Board member emeritus

The Stanford Daily Publishing Corporation, Distinguished Service Award for 10 years as Board Chair

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