Psychedelics Startup Compass Pathways Hires Ex-Novartis Lawyer as Frequent Counsel

Compass Pathways, a startup that works by utilizing psychedelics for psychological effectively being treatment and has backing from PayPal co-founder and billionaire Peter Thiel, has poached an in-dwelling chief from Novartis International. 

Matthew Owens is slated to take over as primary counsel and primary authorized officer at Compass on Feb. 1. The London-centered group, which has places of work in New York and San Francisco, declared Owen’s appointment on Thursday.