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Michael J. Parini

Michael J. Parini

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Boston, MA, USA


Michael J. Parini is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.  He is a member of Vertex's Executive Committee, reporting directly to Jeffrey Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., Vertex's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Parini joined Vertex after more than a decade at Pfizer Inc. where he served in multiple leadership roles within the company's global legal team.  Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel and was responsible for the strategic management of Pfizer's global litigation activities, including civil, intellectual property, government and employment litigation. He also served as Chief Counsel for multiple key business units within Pfizer, advising Pfizer's leadership team on key business issues related to investment decisions, patent disputes, global pricing strategies and commercial operations activities, among other responsibilities.

Prior to Pfizer, Mr. Parini served as a health care attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where he provided legal counsel on federal and state regulatory and policy issues.

Mr. Parini is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars. He received a bachelor’s degree in American government from Georgetown University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law.

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