Jeffery M. Brinza, J.D.
Mr. Jeffery Brinza has extensive in-house legal experience pertaining to life sciences company operations and has practiced law for over 30 years. Mr. Brinza previously served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for Millendo from 2015-2019. Most recently, he has been advising various startups in the biotech and cybersecurity space and has also been acting as interim Chief Legal Officer for RGIS, LLC. Prior to joining Millendo in 2015, Mr. Brinza was general counsel and secretary for RGIS, where he led the legal review and negotiation of various global acquisitions. Prior to RGIS, Mr. Brinza served as general counsel and secretary at QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, where he led the negotiation of numerous product licensing agreements and corporate financings. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brinza held various positions at Parke-Davis, the pharmaceutical division of Warner-Lambert; in these roles, he managed all legal aspects of the Parke-Davis research and development division, including negotiation and drafting of numerous technology licenses and research collaborations with academic institutions throughout the United States. He began his professional career in private practice as a corporate attorney, handling numerous mergers and acquisitions and corporate financial transactions. He has been an investor in various life sciences and IT companies and was a member of the Board of Directors of ENT Biotech Solutions, a medical device company. Mr. Brinza is also a former Steering Committee member for BioArbor, a life sciences networking association in Michigan.
Mr. Brinza is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Association of Corporate Counsel. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a double major in economics and computer science.