Acting General Counsel
Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
Michael Blum was appointed Acting General Counsel of Smiths Medical effective as of August 1, 2016, leading the global legal services function for Smiths Medical. His responsibilities include oversight of commercial contracting activities, litigation and dispute management, intellectual property management, the management of the property portfolio and other areas of risk management. Michael’s team also is responsible for managing key compliance programs. He joined Smiths Medical in 2013 as its Associate General Counsel, Americas. Prior to joining Smiths Medical, Michael served in three prior in-house positions: Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer of Vascular Solutions, Inc., Intellectual Property Counsel to Supervalu Inc., and Vice President and Divisional General Counsel of Alpharma, Inc. He began his legal career practicing intellectual property law for Pennie & Edmonds and later for Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu, both in New York City. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned his J.D. He is a member of the Minnesota and New York Bars.