FRAZER, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) announced today that Jerry Pappert has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this position, Mr. Pappert will manage all legal affairs for the company, including those relating to commercial and financial transactions, litigation, intellectual property and corporate and securities matters. Reporting directly to Chairman and CEO, Frank Baldino Jr., Ph.D., he will serve on the company's Executive Committee. Mr. Pappert will join the company on May 12.
"We are fortunate to have an attorney of Jerry's caliber join our leadership team," said Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO. "Jerry exemplifies the professional leadership qualities we value and his strategic advice and counsel will help us navigate the increasingly intersecting environment of legal and business issues."
Mr. Pappert brings 20 years of legal experience, which includes eight years with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as Attorney General from 2003 to 2005 and First Deputy Attorney General from 1997 to 2003. Since leaving the Attorney General's office, Pappert has been a partner with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP in Philadelphia where he has been a member of the Litigation Department. Prior to his tenure in Harrisburg, he conducted a commercial litigation practice within a large Philadelphia law firm.
A graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Pappert earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana.
Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical
company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of
innovative products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system,
pain, oncology and addiction. A member of the Fortune 1000, Cephalon
currently employs approximately 3,000 people in the United States and
Europe. U.S. sites include the company'
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