Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Brad Lerman was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Medtronic in May of 2014 and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. In his role, Brad leads the global legal function, government affairs and the Office of Ethics and Compliance.
Brad has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He joined 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.
Brad is a member of the Board of Directors of McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. He 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. Brad has also been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law.