Advisory Board

Steve Sawyer

Steve has been active in partnering with technology and life sciences clients for more than 25 years. Having launched Woodruff-Sawyer’s Life Sciences Practice, he has been instrumental in taking it to its current position as one of the country’s largest over the last 20 years.  Under Steve’s leadership, Woodruff-Sawyer was selected by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as its West Coast risk management partner.  This was a direct result of the company’s long history servicing life sciences companies and its ability to customize policies to meet the industry’s unique needs.  Steve has worked with companies from new venture formations through IPO and all stages of commercial development on strategic issues involving risk management and insurance program design.

Steve regularly speaks on risk management and securities litigation exposures relating to emerging and public companies. He has served as a panelist for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers, BayBio, Mealey’s and the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society, as well as continuing education for CPAs and attorneys.

Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.   He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his MBA from Northwestern University.    He is currently on the Board of the BayBio Institute, and serves on boards and as a volunteer for various non-profit foundations and organizations.