Douglas Love, ’95, is the President and CEO of Annexon Biosciences.

Douglas Love, ‘95, joined Annexon Biosciences as President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2014 with extensive business and legal leadership experience in biotech. He previously served as Head of Operations for Elan Pharmaceuticals. There, Love led the Tysabri® multiple sclerosis franchise, helping to propel it to nearly $2 billion in annual sales. He also led Elan’s Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program, which was licensed to Johnson & Johnson for $1 billion plus milestones and royalties, as well as Elan’s global Commercial, Medical Affairs and Alliance Management groups.  

Love is a corporate attorney by training, and prior to joining Elan, served as an associate at the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, as Corporate Counsel at Amgen, Inc., and as Section Corporate Counsel at Genentech, Inc., where he led the BioOncology Healthcare Law Group and launched several blockbuster programs. Love holds a JD with great distinction from McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA, and a BS in business administration from the University of Southern California. 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.  

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.