Shawnte Mitchell

Chief Legal Officer And General Counsel at Genomatica

Shawnte Mitchell has a diverse work experience, with their most recent position being the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Genomatica since June 2022. Prior to that, they were a Limited Partner at How Women Invest starting in May 2021. Shawnte also served as a Board Member at Life Science Cares Bay Area since October 2020. Another role they held was as a Member at Chief from April 2021 onwards. Before that, they were the E.V.P., General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Zogenix, Inc. from April 2020 to March 2022. Additionally, they served as a Board Member/Finance Committee Member at ArtsFund from November 2019 to December 2020 and at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle from August 2018 to December 2020. Shawnte was also an Advisory Board Member for Stanford Women on Boards at Stanford University from June 2018 to September 2020. In their earlier career, they held various positions at Aptevo Therapeutics Inc from August 2016 to April 2020, including S.V.P., General Counsel and Corporate Affairs, as well as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that, they were the V.P., Associate General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Emergent BioSolutions from July 2015 to July 2016.

Shawnte Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University, which they obtained from 1995 to 1999. Shawnte then pursued a Juris Doctor (JD) degree at The George Washington University Law School from 2001 to 2004. Currently, Shawnte is attending the Stanford University Graduate School of Business for the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization, beginning in 2021.


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  • Chief Legal Officer And General Counsel

    June, 2022 - present

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