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 and global security. Prior to Zoetis, Heidi was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc. and Chief Counsel, Pfizer Animal Health. Heidi 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. 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.