Peter Soparkar, J.D.
Peter Soparkar is Adverum’s chief legal officer and joined the Company in October 2019. Mr. Sopakar has over 15 years of legal experience, including corporate development, corporate governance, legal, regulatory, commercial, and public compliance activities, for biotechnology companies as well as at a leading international law firm. Previously, Mr. Soparkar was chief legal officer and head of human resources at Counsyl, Inc., where he also served as corporate secretary and head of compliance. From 2006 – 2016, Mr. Soparkar was at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he led the legal team’s support of company operations and other business matters, including delivering on numerous debt and equity financings and four landmark transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Soparkar worked at Latham & Watkins in London and San Francisco, with a practice spanning international and domestic markets, as well as private and public transactions. He received a J.D. from New York University and a B.A. in economics and politics from Oberlin College.