Harpoon Therapeutics announced the appointment of James Bucher as chief legal officer.

Bucher will report directly to Chief Executive Julie Eastland.

Most recently, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and head of human resources at Eliem Therapeutics. He also served as executive vice president and general counsel for Alder Biopharmaceuticals, held a senior legal position at Exelixis, consulted life sciences companies, and was a partner at Shearman & Sterling.