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Heidi Chen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Heidi Chen

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Heidi Chen was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Zoetis in October 2012. In this role, she is responsible for Zoetis' worldwide legal affairs, compliance, global security and enterprise risk management.

Prior to Zoetis, Ms. Chen was a vice president and assistant general counsel, Pfizer Inc. and chief counsel, Pfizer Animal Health. Ms. Chen joined Pfizer in 1998 and held numerous legal positions of increasing responsibility, including lead counsel for Pfizer’s Established Products (generics) business.

Before Pfizer, Ms. Chen was in private practice at Clifford Chance in intellectual property and at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in litigation. She serves on the board of AALDEF, the Asian American Legal Education and Defense Fund, where she is chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.  In 2016 she received the Justice in Action Award from AALDEF for her commitment to diversity.

Ms. Chen earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and received a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School. She has participated in Columbia Business School’s Executive Education Program.

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