Ms. Oien brings a breadth of legal experience to Cidara having served in senior legal roles across all aspects of biotech business, with significant expertise assisting companies emerging from clinical development to commercialization. Prior to joining Cidara, Ms. Oien served as Vice President, Compliance at Otonomy, Inc., where she developed and oversaw the commercial compliance program and was the legal lead for the commercial business. Ms. Oien served in similar roles as Vice President, Compliance for Pernix Therapeutics, Vice President, Legal Affairs & Compliance for Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Senior Director, Legal Affairs for Verus Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Oien provided legal consulting services for a robust clientele of early stage biotech companies providing legal support for numerous collaborations, and other research and development programs. Ms. Oien also served as Senior Director, Legal Affairs at Elan Corporation. Ms. Oien began her legal career as outside corporate counsel at national law firms including tenures at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Ms. Oien received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from North Dakota State University.