Erik Atkisson

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
What inspires you every day at Rain?

Working at a nimble and dynamic company with wonderful colleagues dedicated to changing the course of diseases that have impacted so many lives.

Erik Atkisson has almost 25 years of experience as a life sciences attorney, navigating the legal challenges of global development, launch, and commercialization for biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Rain, Erik was general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for all legal matters, including corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance, intellectual property, contracting and litigation. Before Eiger, he served as chief compliance officer and legal counsel at Cytokinetics, where he provided strategic business, legal and healthcare law compliance advice across wide range of matters. Erik previously served in positions of increasing responsibility at BioMarin Pharmaceutical and Impax Laboratories. Earlier in his career, Erik counseled biopharmaceutical companies as a member of the life sciences practice of an international law firm. Erik received his BA from Harvard University, MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and JD from Georgetown University.

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