Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related-Party Transactions

Related-Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related-Party Transactions Related Party Transactions
ILJIN is considered to be a related party due to their equity ownership of over 5%. The outstanding related party amount payable to ILJIN is the result of a settlement completed on September 20, 2013 between ILJIN and the Company. During the period ended March 31, 2021, Aurinia paid $4.0 million upon achievement of specific milestones. The amount payable to ILJIN of $2.0 million and $6.0 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was recorded in other current liabilities and non-current liabilities, respectively.
Stephen P. Robertson was a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) and acted as our corporate secretary through October 2020. We incurred legal fees in the normal course of business to BLG of $63 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and did not incur similar fees in 2021. We had no ongoing contractual or other commitments as a result of engaging Mr. Robertson to act as our corporate secretary and Mr. Robertson received no additional compensation for acting as the corporate secretary. On November 2, 2020 we announced the appointment of Stephen Robertson as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.