Bloomberg Law
March 5, 2021, 10:34 PM

Novartis Unveils Legal Leadership Change as Biotech Hiring Booms

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Novartis AG announced Friday that its global head of litigation, Thomas Kendris, will on an interim basis succeed its outgoing chief legal officer Shannon Thyme Klinger.

Novartis said in a statement that Klinger will depart the Swiss drug giant March 15 to return to the U.S. and take a job at “a biotechnology company.” Novartis didn’t identify the company and declined to discuss Klinger’s new role. Klinger didn’t respond to a request for comment on the matter.

Her move is the latest in a series of comings-and-goings by law department leaders working for biotechnology startups, drug developers, and ...

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