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Theranos – Untold Perspectives

Aspects of the Theranos story have been covered extensively by the media. What happened in the last 2 years of the company’s life is fascinating but lesser known.  A revamped Board and leadership team tried to turn the company around in the face of critical capital needs, mounting litigation and market pressures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use venture debt to provide financing solution in highly cash constrained solution
  • Find auditor and secure audited financial statements for 1st time in 10 years
  • Manage banking relationships under SEC and DOJ investigations
  • Assess liquidation options, prepare company for assignment of assets and liabilities for the benefit of creditors (ABC)

Join the former CFO and GC/CEO as they share their perspectives.



Philippe Poux was Theranos’ interim CFO for the last twelve months of its life. He has been living in Silicon Valley since 2010 and worked as CFO of several technology startups. He was previously at AREVA, a large European clean energy equipment manufacturer, as head of M&A and CFO of a brand-new division he helped create by acquiring technology companies around the world. Prior to Areva, Philippe spent a number of years in transaction advisory at Ernst & Young, as well as eight years consulting with Booz & Co. in both Paris and Chicago. He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business.


David Taylor is the founder of Taylor Strategic PC, a risk and crisis management law firm.  He served from 2016-2018 as General Counsel (and ultimately CEO) of Theranos, Inc.  Hired to address the tech company’s high-profile crisis, he led a turnaround team that worked to standardize corporate governance, repair investor relations, resolve enterprise-threatening litigation and investigations and secure a $100M financing.  He spent ten prior years litigating and negotiating complex civil and criminal matters at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and Williams & Connolly LLP.  He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.





Event Information

5:30 Hosted cocktail hour
6:30 Dinner and Speaker

Meal Type

Dinner Buffet


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CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD

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