General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Bogdanos has more than 18 years of in-depth legal experience, across many areas of law including contract, intellectual property, licensing, regulatory, corporate governance, securities and litigation. 12 of those years of experience have been attained while serving as the chief legal officer of publicly traded companies. Prior to joining ContraFect, Ms. Bogdanos served as Associate General Counsel at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). At MSKCC, she held a joint appointment with the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Technology Development (OTD), providing legal counsel and guidance to various departments throughout the institution while having sole responsibility for the legal oversight of the OTD.
Previously, Ms. Bogdanos served as General Counsel at Enzo Biochem, Inc. (Enzo), a publicly traded international biotechnology & life sciences company focused on developing research tools, diagnostics & therapeutics, and providing test services to the medical community. During her tenure at Enzo, she provided legal guidance and business advice regarding all aspects of research, development, manufacture, use, licensing and marketing of innovative health care products, platforms and services based on molecular and cellular technologies.
After graduating law school, Ms. Bogdanos worked as an associate at Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein. Ms. Bogdanos has also served as a legal consultant to pharmaceutical companies and as a faculty member at the Practising Law Institute. Prior to attending law school, she was a research technician at the Public Health Research Institute where her work focused on Staphylococcus aureus.
Ms. Bogdanos is an attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is admitted to practice law in New York, the United States District Court, Southern & Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Bogdanos received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with honors, from Queens College of the City University of New York.