Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) has promoted four members of its legal team to high-ranking positions.The medical device manufacturer and distributor on Monday named SVP Walter Siegel as chief legal officer, Kelly Murphy as SVP and general counsel, Jennifer Ferrero as deputy secretary and Reid Arstark to senior counsel, mergers & acquisitions.
“Walter quickly distinguished himself throughout the Company with his integrity, legal acumen, strategic thinking, and leadership skills,” Henry Schein CEO and Board Chair Stanley Bergman said in a news release. “Walter’s new role reflects the increasing global complexity of the laws, rules, and regulations that multi-national companies must navigate. We are pleased to have Walter in this expanded role.”Siegel joined Melville, New York-based Henry Schein as general counsel in 2013 and will continue to lead’s global legal, compliance and regulatory organizations. He was previously SVP, general counsel and secretary for Standard Microsystems Corp.
“Siegel has developed a world-class in-house legal team that reflects the complex intersection of law, policy, regulation, and public opinion, providing cohesive strategies to meet the emerging business needs of the company,” said former General Counsel Michael Ettinger, who as Henry Schein’s SVP of corporate and legal affairs oversees all legal and regulatory functions.Murphy’s new role makes her responsible for the company’s legal activities related to M&A, corporate governance, litigation and other general corporate legal matters.
As VP and senior counsel, Ferrero focused on SEC reporting and commercial matters such as contracts, trademarks, governance, finance, and Environmental, Social, and Governance. In her expanded role as deputy secretary, she will now also work with the board, executives and joint venture partners on corporate governance.Arstark was a partner at Henry Schein’s external legal counsel, Proskauer Rose, before he joined the company in 2016.
Henry Schein is the world’s largest provider of health care supplies and services for office-based dental and medical practitioners.