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Dan Laster is the Director of the COVID-19 Vaccine Command and Coordination System (VACCS) Center in Washington. Dan leads the command center that is coordinating COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the safest, fastest, most equitable way. Dan has also been a professor at the University of Washington Law School teaching in the Intellectual Property LLM Program. He also was Associate General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation who built and led a number of intellectual property practice groups in the 1990’s. Before leading the VACCS Center, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer for PATH, one of the world’s leading innovative global health non-profit organizations.