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 previously served as a board member of Watts Healthcare Corporation and Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center. Currently, she is the chair of the Amgen Foundation. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Wildwood School and a board member at The Los Angeles Music Center.
Cynthia received her juris doctor from The National Law Center at George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.