Craig A. Alexander
Vice President and General Counsel
Craig A. Alexander is HHMI’s Vice President and General Counsel. As head of HHMI’s legal office, he oversees a staff of attorneys who attend to all of the Institute’s legal affairs, including matters directly related to HHMI’s scientific endeavors, intellectual property, the transfer of scientific materials, and scientific collaborations.
Promoted to his current position in January 2006, Alexander had served as HHMI's deputy general counsel since 1994. Alexander joined HHMI as an associate general counsel in 1992 from the Indianapolis law firm of Sommer & Barnard, P.C. Before that, he handled many matters involving HHMI while an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
A magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was editor of the law journal, Alexander received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Butler University in Indianapolis. He is also a certified public accountant. A member of the tax, science, and technology sections of the American Bar Association, Alexander is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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