Graham will succeed David J. Scott who is retiring Aug. 31, 2015.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the appointment of Jonathan P. Graham as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective July 13, 2015. He will be responsible for Amgen's legal operations, reporting to Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. Graham will succeed David J. Scott who is retiring Aug. 31, 2015.
Graham, 55, joins Amgen from Danaher Corporation, where he has served as senior vice president and general counsel, responsible for all legal, governance, regulatory, risk, and compliance matters.
Previously, Graham was vice president, litigation and legal policy at General Electric Company and a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Graham received his bachelor's degree from Pitzer College and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Texas Law Review.
Bradway said, "We are excited to have Jon join our team. His proven leadership skills and depth of experience will serve us well as we drive our agenda for growth."