Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Head of Litigation for Novartis
Shannon Thyme Klinger has been Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Litigation for Novartis since May 1, 2016. Ms. Klinger joined Novartis in 2011 as General Counsel, North America for Sandoz in the United States. In 2012, she moved to Germany and became the Global Head of Legal and General Counsel for Sandoz International GmbH. Prior to joining Sandoz, Ms. Klinger held senior legal positions at Mayer Brown LLP, Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Barr Laboratories, all in the US. Before that, she was a partner at Alston & Bird LLP in the US, where she focused on False Claims Act litigation and antitrust, pharmaceutical legal and regulatory matters. Ms. Klinger holds a juris doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame (both in the US). She is a member of the board of directors of the SIX Group.
Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics