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MLA Places Steven R. Haydon as Vice President and General Counsel at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Hanover, MD (Ferbruary 4, 2020) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, is pleased to announce the placement of Steven R. Haydon as Vice President and General Counsel at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The search was led by Alisa Tazioli, Managing Director in Seattle, and Jay Kim, Partner in San Francisco, both of MLA’s In-House Counsel Practice.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an independent, nonprofit research institution and one of the premier cancer research centers in the world. Their interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

In his new role, Steve will serve as the chief legal officer of Fred Hutch, responsible for leading all strategic and tactical legal initiatives related to the organization and its business activities as well as managing the legal function, including overseeing the lawyers and staff in the Office of the General Counsel and outside counsel. He will work closely with senior management, and the Board of Trustees and its committees, in connection with the development and implementation of key corporate strategies and policies, complex business transactions, and the negotiation and implementation of critical agreements.

“Steve brings extraordinary expertise and experience to this esteemed organization and we are thrilled for him, the Hutch and its Legal team” said Alisa and Jay.

Steve joins Fred Hutch after 18 years with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, managing and directing six departments while developing and implementing institutional policies and enhanced security measures dealing with evolving physical, cybersecurity and IP threats. Prior to joining The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Steve spent 15 years in private practice, most recently as a Partner with Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, LLP in Tucson, AZ, focusing on corporate bankruptcy.

Steven earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Houston Law Center, his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.A. from Luther College.

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