Heidi Chen is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Zoetis. In this role, she is responsible for Zoetis' worldwide legal affairs, compliance and enterprise risk management. Ms. Chen also has oversight responsibility for the company’s Human Health Diagnostics business.
Prior to Zoetis, Ms. Chen was a vice president and assistant general counsel, Pfizer Inc. and chief counsel, Pfizer Animal Health. She 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. 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 participated in Columbia Business School’s Executive Education Program.