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Elizabeth Forminard


General Counsel

Liz Forminard is General Counsel, Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for legal matters relating to the Pharmaceuticals Group globally. In addition, the Legal group providing support to Johnson & Johnson Global External Innovation also reports into Liz, and she will continue to play a leadership role in our external engagement with key corporate governance stakeholder organizations. 

Most recently Liz served as Worldwide Vice President, Corporate Governance and led the Office of the Corporate Secretary and the Enterprise Governance and Policy Group. She also served as General Counsel of the Global Supply Chain and Procurement organizations. As WW VP, Corporate Governance, Liz worked closely with our Chairman and CEO, the Executive Committee and our Board of Directors on corporate governance matters across the Enterprise. She also led the work to transform Johnson & Johnson’s external sustainability reporting in our Health for Humanity Report.

In her prior roles as a member of the Law Department Executive Committee, Liz was General Counsel, Consumer Group, with global responsibility for legal matters across Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer companies and oversaw legal support for the Global Supply Chain and Procurement organizations. Liz also previously served as General Counsel, Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group. 

Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 2006, Liz has served as Vice President Health Care Compliance, Medical Devices & Diagnostics; Worldwide Vice President Law at Ethicon; and Vice President Law for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare Global Business Unit.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Liz developed extensive regulatory legal experience as an associate at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and in the United States and Asia-Pacific legal operations of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Liz holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.