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Brad Lerman became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Medtronic in May of 2014. In addition to leading the company’s global legal function, he directs the Medtronic government affairs department and serves as a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee.
Brad came to Medtronic from the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), where he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel for Pfizer, where he led the company’s product and commercial litigation, government investigations and patent litigation teams. Lerman also has extensive experience as a private practice attorney; he served as Litigation Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago, where he co-chaired the firm’s white collar defense practice group. He has also been a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, serving eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois. In all, he brings 25 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors to Medtronic.
Lerman received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He was also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law.