Cynthia M. Patton is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Amgen, responsible for worldwide compliance and business ethics organization. Cynthia joined Amgen in 2005, and most recently was a Vice President in the Amgen law department with responsibility for commercial legal activities in the United States. Prior to that position, she served as the lead commercial lawyer for both the oncology and inflammation business units. Before joining Amgen, she spent seven years as general counsel of SCAN Health Plan, a California Health Maintenance Organization. Prior to SCAN, Cynthia served as Assistant General Counsel of UniHealth. She began her legal career at Atlanta-based Alston & Bird in 1986 and has worked at Los Angeles law firms specializing in healthcare corporate and securities law.
Patton previously served as a board member of Watts Healthcare Corporation. She is a board member of the Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center. Patton received her JD from George Washington University and her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.