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USD School of Law Alumnus John Healy ’99 (JD) Appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Contineum Therapeutics, Inc.

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SAN DIEGO (June 7, 2024) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus John Healy ’99 (JD) has been appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of San Diego-based Contineum Therapeutics, Inc. Contineum Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel, oral small molecule therapies for neuroscience, inflammation and immunology (NI&I) indications with high unmet need.

Healy is a business and transactional attorney with over two decades of experience in the biotechnology industry, including as a corporate associate within top tier law firms, as a public company general counsel and as a trusted legal advisor providing a broad range of legal consulting support to the executive management teams of his private and public consulting clients. He joins Contineum after serving as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at the public biotechnology company, Tyra Biosciences, Inc., where he served on the executive management team and was responsible for all company legal matters, including overseeing the company’s IPO in late 2021 and transition to becoming a public company.

In its press release, Contineum’s CEO Carmine Stengone said, “We are excited that John has joined Contineum, as he brings more than twenty years of law firm and in-house legal experience in the life sciences industry to Contineum. John will be a tremendous asset as a member of our leadership team and will provide valuable guidance as we continue our next steps of growth towards becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company.”

Healy remarked, “I’m thrilled to join Contineum at this exciting time. The Contineum team has made great progress with its internally-developed platform for NI&I conditions and I look forward to working with the team to help guide the company to its next phase of growth.”

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About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 30th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 41st nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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