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Photo of Cynthia Patton   Cynthia Patton, Esq.
Los Angeles, CA

Cynthia M. Patton serves as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, responsible for Amgen’s global privacy and compliance organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and most recently was a vice president in the Amgen law department with responsibility for commercial legal activities in the United States. Prior to that position, she served as the lead commercial lawyer for both the oncology and inflammation business units.

Before joining Amgen, she spent seven years as general counsel of SCAN Health Plan, a California Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Prior to SCAN, Cynthia served as assistant general counsel of UniHealth and as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC.  She began her legal career at Atlanta-based Alston & Bird in 1986 before moving to Los Angeles to work in law firms specializing in healthcare corporate and securities law.

Cynthia is the current chair of the Amgen Foundation and she is also a board member at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Music Center.  Cynthia is also passionate about education and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wildwood School, Vassar College and The National Association for Law Placement Foundation.  She has previously served as board chair of Watts Healthcare Corporation and Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center.

Cynthia received her juris doctor from The National Law Center at George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

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