Evan Kearns, JD
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Evan joined Cogent in May 2021 and is responsible for the company’s legal and compliance functions. Evan is a team oriented leader with more than a dozen years of experience serving as both in-house and outside counsel to biotech companies. Prior to joining Cogent, Evan served as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN) where he advised on corporate and securities law matters, as well as M&A, financing and licensing transactions. Before joining Agenus, Evan spent several years as a life sciences corporate associate with Goodwin Proctor LLP in Boston. Evan earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law and his B.A. in Economics from Colby College. In his spare time, Evan is usually in an ice rink or on a ball field or golf course with his wife and three children.