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Kari K. Loeser, J.D.

Kari K. Loeser, J.D.

Kari Loeser joined us as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in November 2021.

Most recently, Kari was the US Healthcare Compliance and Privacy Officer and Senior Corporate Counsel at Vifor Pharma, Inc., where she provided executive management and implementation for the US compliance program, as well as oversaw and directed internal investigations and corrective actions, managed the US Sunshine and aggregate spend function and provided business conduct and brand review advice.

Prior to Vifor Pharma, Kari was at Jazz Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Director and Senior Compliance Counsel, where she managed the company’s compliance program and compliance field monitoring program, in addition to providing legal and compliance advice on sales, marketing, promotional, Medical Affairs, and managed care matters for the Oncology business unit.

Kari has published various articles and a book chapter on E-Health and Ethics, and she has presented at various conferences including the AHLA-HCCA Fraud and Abuse Conference and the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum Annual Meeting. She authored an article in the International In-House Counsel Journal on client centricity and authored a book chapter in Cancer Policy: Pharmaceutical Safety entitled “Anatomy of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)”, Springer Publishing (Germany), published in 2019.

Kari is a licensed attorney in Illinois and registered in-house counsel in California. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and her B.A. in Political Science and Religion with Honors from the University of Iowa.

She resides in the Bay Area with her husband, two daughters and their 4-year-old Labrador retriever. She and her family enjoy domestic and international travel, including visiting family back in the Midwest.