David Beier, JD is a Managing Director of Bay City Capital and has been with the firm since 2013. Having spent two decades as part of the senior management teams for Amgen and Genentech, the two largest biotechnology companies in the world, he contributes invaluable perspective regarding strategy for entrepreneurial biotechs, the needs of potential acquirers, and the global health care industry in general.
Mr. Beier served in the White House as the Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. He has served as an appointee of President Clinton on his Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, on the Institute of Medicine panel on the Future of Health and Human Services, and as an advisor to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Mr. Beier was also formerly a partner in international law firm Hogan and Hartson and was formerly Counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.
He currently serves as an appointee of Governor Brown on the California State Government Organization and the Economy Commission, as a Fellow of the Center for Global Enterprise, and teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
He held positions as vice president of government affairs and public policy for Genentech and staff counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As Chief Domestic Policy Adviser to Vice President Al Gore, Mr. Beier participated in the development of intellectual property, science, technology, energy, agriculture and trade policy for the Clinton Administration. His responsibilities included management of policy affecting telecommunications, as well as biotechnology, and representation of the Vice President in all appropriation and budget matters.
From 1989-1998, Mr. Beier was Vice President, Government Affairs, of Genentech, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company.
Mr. Beier served as Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1989, where he was responsible for managing the legislative process on many complex issues, including those relating to intellectual property law, trade, privacy and criminal justice.
Mr. Beier received his J.D. from Albany Law School, Union University, and his undergraduate degree from Colgate University.