Jason Carter is the Global Head of Legal at Kite, a Gilead Company. Carter brings more than 20 years of legal experience with public and private life science and biotechnology companies to his role on Kite’s executive leadership team. As the company’s Chief Legal Oﬃcer, he leads the Legal and Compliance teams and provides strategic counsel to the CEO and management team.
Prior to Kite, Carter held senior counsel roles at several leading healthcare companies, including Novartis and Baxter International. He served in a global executive counsel role for Novartis Oncology’s cell therapy and rare diseases team and at Baxter International. Carter started his career at the law ﬁ rms of Jenner & Block LLP and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where he advised public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Carter serves as Board Advisor to early-stage start-up companies and is a past board member for the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Essex County, New Jersey.
Carter received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and his undergraduate degree from Temple University.