Elysa Mantel, JD
VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Ms. Elysa Mantel is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Cytovia Therapeutics. She heads the Company’s Legal Department and plays a key business role in helping Cytovia drive its continued expansion, while providing legal counsel on key areas across the organization including human resources, quality, clinical, manufacturing and licensing.
Elysa brings over seven years of in-house legal, corporate and compliance experience in the life science industry. Prior to her role at Cytovia, Elysa was Corporate and Compliance Counsel and acting General Counsel at Noven Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products.
During her tenure at Noven, Elysa held a series of leadership positions in the legal department, including overseeing and leading all contract negotiations and execution practices, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and commercial compliance, licensing of intellectual property, litigation, legal advisor to the CEO and senior executive team, and worked closely with all departmental stakeholders.
In 2011, Elysa earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, at Florida State University and then continued her education at the University of Miami School of Law where she earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2015. While in law school, she made Dean’s List and was in the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, the University of Miami Hispanic Law Students Association, and the University of Miami Law Women.
Elysa is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and is an active member of The Florida Bar.