Neon Therapeutics Appoints Jolie M. Siegel as General Counsel

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Neon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGN), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing neoantigen-based therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Jolie M. Siegel as general counsel, a newly created position. Ms. Siegel will lead the legal, intellectual property, compliance and corporate governance functions for the company and will report to Hugh O’Dowd, president and chief executive officer of Neon.

“Jolie will be an invaluable resource as we advance the clinical trials of our personalized and precision therapeutics,” said Mr. O’Dowd. “We’re delighted to welcome her to the Neon team.”

“By directing the immune system more precisely to tumor cells, Neon’s neoantigen therapies have the potential to increase the efficacy of immunotherapy and improve patient outcomes,” Ms. Siegel said. “I am thrilled to join Neon at this important juncture in the company’s development.”

Before joining the company, Ms. Siegel served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at Intralinks, Inc., a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, deal making and capital markets communities. Previously, she was a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, where she worked on corporate transactional, securities and general business matters, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital and high-growth companies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Siegel was an attorney at Testa, Hurwitz, & Thibeault, LLP.

Ms. Siegel received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude. 

About Neon Therapeutics
Neon Therapeutics is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company and a leader in the field of neoantigen-targeted therapies, dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by directing the immune system towards neoantigens.

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