As Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Kiefer is responsible for Visterra’s legal, IP, compliance, HR and program and alliance management teams and activities. Chris joined Visterra in 2017, as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to Visterra, Chris served in senior legal positions at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme Corporation. Previously, he was a corporate, securities and transactional attorney with the Boston law firm Palmer & Dodge.
Chris received a JD from Boston University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.