Scott Tocher

As General Counsel, Scott works with the President and CEO of CIRM, the Chairman, the Governing Board, and the entire CIRM team in developing strategies to implement CIRM’s mission, drafting and reviewing agency policies, advising the agency on conflict of interest issues, and interfacing with stakeholders on matters of concern to the agency.
Scott joined the legal team at CIRM in 2005 and advised the agency in the formulation of many substantive policies, such as Grants Administration, Intellectual Property, and Medical and Ethical Standards, and ensured their successful adoption by the Office of Administrative Law.
Scott graduated from law school and practiced complex litigation and appellate work in Sacramento for three years following graduation in 1995. He left the private law firm to join the Fair Political Practices Commission as a legislative coordinator and eventually became a Senior Counsel to the Commission, representing the agency in federal and state courts and drafting Commission opinions and regulations, and presenting legal and policy matters to the Commission as well as legislative committees, agencies of the state and meetings of interested groups.
Scott graduated from CSU Sacramento with a degree in Government and earned his Juris Doctor with honors from McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of both law reviews.
Country: USA