The latest changes at Bayer, biopharma, and the winner of Professional Woman of the Year in this week's column.
Bayer Healthcare has appointed Malini Moorthy, Pfizer’s former legal expert, to lead its US litigation department.
Moorthy spent the last 10 years as VP and Assistant General Counsel and Head of Civil Litigation at Pfizer. Her previous roles included Litigation Associate at Salans, Executive Director of Free the Children, and six years as a classical dancer.
While at Pfizer, she Moorthy gained attention for her handling of mass tort cases, garnering awards and making Inside Counsel magazine's list of 100 leading women attorneys most likely to become general counsels within three years.
Moorthy will be responsible for directing all major litigation matters for Bayer and its US operating companies, including Bayer HealthCare, Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer CropScience.
She succeeds Kaspar Stoffelmayr, who has rejoined Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.
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