Alexis M. Sandler

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER

Biography

Alexis M. Sandler is the co-founder of HemoGenyx, for which she has served as the Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Sandler is an attorney specializing in intellectual property, with almost 15 years of experience representing a range companies and institutions. Ms. Sandler is especially skilled at handling diverse interests in day-to-day matters of organizations, multi-party agreements and long-term strategic planning.

Ms. Sandler began her legal practice in Los Angeles at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells), where she specialized in entertainment and media law and intellectual property. She then worked for several years at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP representing studios, production companies, television networks and other major media companies in all aspects of entertainment, media and intellectual property law. For three years, Ms. Sandler worked as the Director of Business and Legal Affairs for a division of the Fox Entertainment Group, during which time she was named one of Southern California’s Best Young Lawyers by Los Angeles magazine. While at Fox, Ms. Sandler successfully negotiated hundreds of major distribution agreements, in addition to advising the company on important corporate and other legal matters. Ms. Sandler went on to become the General Counsel at a Smithsonian affiliate museum in New York City. Ms. Sandler is currently the Associate General Counsel for a major New York City cultural institution. She also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for MoMA PS1, the contemporary art space.

Ms. Sandler received her AB from Harvard University and her JD from the UCLA School of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of New York and the State Bar of California.