Director - Legal
Allen Kuo negotiates Pivot Bio’s business and research agreements and establishes strong, vision-driven relationships. Allen led conversations for the 2018 R&D collaboration with Bayer for development of the nitrogen-fixing microbe Bradyrhizobium, and other agreements the company has in place. In addition to negotiating and drafting these critical contracts, he also manages our outside counsel, our intellectual property portfolio, and advises on company strategy, policy, and risk mitigation.
Brings expertise in drafting and negotiating consultant agreements, confidential settlement agreements, and NDAs.
Prior to joining Pivot Bio, Allen was a civil litigator at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeny (San Francisco) and brings expertise in drafting and negotiating consultant agreements, confidential settlement agreements, and NDAs. He also has significant experience in law and motion practice, discovery, depositions, dispositive motion practice, mediation, trial and appeals.
Allen earned his Bachelor of Arts in nutrition science from the University of California at Davis, and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. While at USF, Allen was awarded a Top 10 Oral Advocate Award. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the California State Bar.