Ms. Eckert joined Xencor as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in September 2019. Previously she served as vice president, corporate legal at Synthetic Genomics, Inc. In this role she negotiated licensing and financial transactions and supported other corporate legal matters. Prior to Synthetic Genomics, Ms. Eckert served as associate general counsel at Sequenom, Inc., and as senior director, legal affairs at Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. At Prometheus, she structured transactions, managed substantial patent litigation and supported the growth of the company’s commercial organization. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and at Jones Day. Ms. Eckert earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings School of Law.