Mr. O’Connor, age 48, has fifteen years of executive, legal, and regulatory experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with ImClone Systems, PharmaNet and Bracco Diagnostics.
"I believe that Advaxis’ future holds tremendous potential," said Mr. O’Connor. "I look forward to continuing the company's culture of decisiveness and efficient execution. We will aggressively advance ADXS-HPV and our other pipeline product candidates, while building commercial alliances to both accelerate product development and generate shareholder value."
Joining ImClone in 2003, Mr. O’Connor supported the clinical development, launch, and commercialization of ERBITUX(R). As ImClone’s senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary, he played a key role in resolving numerous issues facing ImClone, including extensive licensing negotiations, in advance of the company being sold to Eli Lilly in 2008.