Johnson & Johnson attorney to join Stryker as CLO

Apr 01, 2019
Rob Fletcher has most recently served as worldwide vice president for litigation

Rob Fletcher will join medical technology company Stryker on April 22 as vice president and chief legal officer (CLO).

Fletcher has spent almost 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, during which time he has held legal leadership roles including general counsel for both the medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors. Most recently, he has served as worldwide vice president for litigation.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Fletcher served as corporate counsel for General Electric Aircraft Engines, which included work in M&A, joint ventures and divestitures. Before that, he was in private legal practice in the corporate and real estate department at Ohio law firm Katz Teller.

Meanwhile, Mike Hutchinson – who most recently served as vice president and CLO responsible for the legal, compliance and corporate secretary functions at Stryker – will transition from his current role to serve as adviser to the CEO through May 2020.

‘We would like to thank Mike for the many contributions he has made to the company and for his demonstrated commitment to our success and robust growth,’ says Kevin Lobo, chair and CEO, in a statement. ‘Mike has strengthened our global legal and compliance capabilities and guided our company through many complex matters. I wish him the best in this new chapter of his career.’

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