Shari Lisa Piré, J.D.

Shari Piré, J.D., is a member of the Precision BioSciences Board of Directors and the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to public and private companies and their owners, first at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and later, at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. While at Skadden, in New York City and Paris, France, Ms. Piré’s clients leveraged her experience for their most complex cross-border deals. At Willkie, Ms. Piré expanded the scope of her representations to include corporate and financial transactions more broadly while continuing to focus on representing businesses operating in big pharma, biotech, hi-tech and telecom.

Currently, Ms. Piré is the Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer at Plume Design, Inc., offering an open and hardware-independent Software-as-a-Service delivery platform for smart homes, small businesses and beyond, using WiFi, AI and machine learning to create the future of commercial spaces and human experiences—at massive scale. Prior to joining Plume, Ms. Piré was Chief Legal Officer at Cognate BioServices, Inc., a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with operations in the U.S., U.K. and Sweden focused on the development and manufacture of cell, gene, and cell-mediated gene therapy products. An instrumental member of the Senior Leadership Team, Ms. Piré effectively led and negotiated all transactions across each stage of the business’s evolution from small startup to its eventual sale to Charles River Laboratories. During her tenure, Ms. Piré also served as a board member to Cobra Biologics Ltd., a wholly owned gene therapy-focused CDMO that Cognate acquired under her leadership.

Ms. Piré’s academic credentials include a B.A. in French Literature from the University of California at Irvine, a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York Law School. Ms. Piré served as Editor of the New York Law School Law Review and is admitted to the New York and D.C. Bars. Ms. Piré also serves on two non-profit boards of directors focused on children’s underserved medical needs and pediatric healthcare, respectively.