Karah Parschauer

General Counsel and Executive Vice President

Karah Parschauer joined Ultragenyx as Executive Vice President, General Counsel in June 2016. In this role, she is responsible for leading the company’s legal, compliance, and corporate governance functions.

Before joining Ultragenyx, Ms. Parschauer spent 11 years at Allergan plc, most recently as Vice President, Associate General Counsel. In this role, she served as Head of Legal and Compliance for Allergan’s Medical Aesthetic division and Chief Privacy Officer. Prior to joining Allergan, Ms. Parschauer was an Associate Attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP where she practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and corporate governance.

Ms. Parschauer serves on the Board of Directors for  Arcturus Therapeutics, a publicly-traded preclinical drug delivery and RNA medicines company, and Evolus, a publicly-traded performance beauty company focused on delivering breakthrough products.

Ms. Parschauer received her B.A. in Biology, magna cum laude, from Miami University. She received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.  She is a member of the State Bars of California and Illinois.