Pharmaceutical firm Tricida announced the hiring of Robert McKague as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

McKague will join Tricida’s executive team and lead the legal and compliance organization as the company prepares for the potential launch of its drug candidate veverimer in 2020.

Prior to joining Tricida, McKague worked for over 10 years at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, where he most recently served as senior vice president, associate general counsel.